BOOKS

From her love of Nordic Arts and her over twenty-five years of studying and painting this lovely art form, Diane Edwards has published s series of unique books:

Diane also has Sigmund Aarseth's beautiful painting book 'Sigmund Araseth -- Norway Painted in Light and Color' availble for purchase.

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Each book concentrates on developing particular skills so that more artists can enjoy creating their own Nordic Arts.

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Design Basics for Swedish Folkart

Design Basics for Swedish Folk Art

This is a beginner book for learning the basics of Swedish Folk Art, a beautiful painted art that was done in Sweden in the 1700, 1800's and early 1900s. There are several different styles which are described in this book and there are patterns of each with complete instructions. There are several pages with illustrated strokes to show the novice painter how to approach and decorate wooden pieces with this ethnic art form. Diane Edwards has done much research into Scandinavian folk art and she has simplified the approach to this art form using acrylics and easily available brushes for today's artist. This book is a great introduction to the beautiful Swedish art form that can be applied to any present day decor. Included are easily usable patterns and instructions in exactly how to apply them to wood, walls, paper and canvas. There are many books available to study this art form but this is one of the few that can be used to learn how to paint it from the basics on to the more complex designs and patterns.

$14.95 -- ISBN: 1453876862





Swedish Folkart

Swedish Folk Art - Floral and Kurbits Designs

This wonderful book of Swedish Folkart is 88 pages, 62 color with coverage of all the major styles of Swedish Folk Art from 1750 to 1900. Included are 32 projects covering each of the styles with antique information and photos as well as present styles. Diane used JoSonja Acrylic and Mediums (which is very similar to that used in Sweden in those times) to paint everything featured in the book. Several pages of strokes and floral close ups provide instructive and easy information for beginners.

$19.95 -- ISBN: 0-9674583-6-6





Rosemaling for Young People

Norwegian Rosemaling for Young People

Norwegian Rosemaling that is simplified to make sense for younger people. Painting and decorating many simple pieces available from the local craft store, Diane Edwards has created a book that helps children or absolute beginners to understand the craft of Norwegian Rosemaling. There are many color pages of strokes, colors and projects that can be done individually or in a camp or club situation. She uses simple glass pieces and ornaments and breaks down the decoration into single stroke approaches. There is also a history of Rosemaling and information about finishing old and new pieces of woodenware. An excellent book for someone who wants to try Rosemaling without a lot of work or expense.

$10.95 -- ISBN: 096745834-X



Rosemaling Boxes

Rosemaling Boxes

How-to-paint book of Norwegian Rosemaling (Decorative Painting) on twenty-two wooden boxes of traditional and usual shapes. Each box is painted using easily available colors and has designs included with complete instructions. Beautiful colors photos of each box are included. Boxes range from small and easy to paint to larger and more complex pieces. Traditional Norwegian pieces include Norwegian Bible boxes, tines (lunch boxes), recipe boxes and salt boxes. Some boxes are chip carved. There is complete source information included and supply lists. All pieces and supplies can also be ordered from the author. Many of the boxes are available from local craft shops and are inexpensive.

"I have taught and painted Norwegian Rosemaling for over twenty-five years and have found one of the most difficult design pieces for beginners is boxes and containers. This book was created to help Rosemalers paint on three-dimensional objects of many different types. All the pieces are easily available and are painted with acrylic paint and/or oils. Conversion charts are available for any paints with which you wish to work. The projects are in the Telemark style, Os style, Valdres and Vest Agder style. Most of these styles are presented with easy color mixtures and designs ."

$11.95 -- ISBN: 0-9674583-3-1




Design Basics Telemark 
    Rosemaling I

Design Basics for Telemark Rosemaling, Vol I

This book lays down all the rules for Telemark Rosemaling, one of the different styles of rosemaling in the various districts of Norway. Basic information on designing Telemark rosemaling for beginners and intermediate painters of rosemaling. Strokes, color mixing, designing and basic backgrounding information included with designs for 19 rosemaled pieces.

$14.95 -- ISBN: 1463734756








Design Basics Telemark 
    Rosemaling II

Design Basics for Telemark Rosemaling, Vol II

This book follows Design Basics in Telemark Rosemaling Volume 1 in continuing to discuss painting and design in the Telemark style of Norwegian Rosemaling. This book moves beyond the basics of strokework and teaches the new rosemaler how to paint on many different types of surfaces. The book has 12 pages of color photos of the different pieces which have patterns and instructions in the book. Both oil and acrylic media are used in the paintings in this book.

$10.95 -- ISBN: 0-9674583-0-7




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