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Design Basics for Swedish Folk Art, Volume 1 Paperback – May 20, 1996


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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Rosemaling & Crafts; 1st edition (May 20, 1996)
  • ISBN-10: 0967458315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967458311
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,222,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Diane Edwards had been painting full time since 1966 and has a BS and MA in Art and Education. She is the Adjunct Professor of Art for Aims Community College in Loveland and teaches oil and watercolor painting in her shop, Nordic Arts in Loveland. She is the author of the following books: Rosemaling Strokes, a beginner book on Telemark Rosemaling. Telemark Rosemaling Volume II, a book on projects and how to paint on any surface; and Swedish Folk Art, a beginning book on Swedish Folk decoration. She is married to Dale and has two children, Liesl and Brion, a daughter-in-law Mihoko, and a granddaughter, Faith. Her most recent book is Aarseth's Rosemaling Design, about the renown Norwegian Rosemaler, Sigmund Aarseth.

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I am the author of eight books on Swedish and Norwegian Folk Art...painting primarily on wood and traditional objects made from wood such as plates, bowls, trunks, boxes and other handmade wooden pieces.
My books are written for the beginner to intermediate painter who would like to learn how to do the traditional Swedish and Norwegian painting known as rosemaling or kurbits painting.

I spend lots of time doing research on the old painting from 1700 through the 1900's in Sweden and Norway. The type of paint and brushes they used, the various designs they created and all the history pertaining to that style and type of painting. I am very interested in the colors and types of background paint that was used in the early 19th and 20th centuries and how to emulate it with the paint that we have available today.

I have also written a book with Sigmund Aarseth, called "Aarseth's Rosemaling Design which was written in 2001 and have editted several of his books, namely "Painted Rooms", a book about the rosemaled and decoratively painted interiors that Sigmund has painted; and "Sigmund Aarseth: Norway Painted in Light and Color" which is a book about his landscape painting.

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