|Downloadable Painting Pattern - Early American Floral Tray Painting - Acrylic by Susan Abdella,MDA|
Folk Art - Early American Tray Painting
There is a long history of painted tin Folk Art in the United States, particularly in New England and especially in the so-called Penn-Dutch country. The Winterthur Museum in Delaware and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have wonderful collections of Penn-Dutch wares.
These pieces were made and painted by individuals in the many tin shops in New England; often husband and wife working together. Sometime in the mid 1900’s a company named NASCO began using mass-produced stamped trays that were then hand decorated by an artistic team under the leadership of a lead artist. These trays were then sold by major department stores. Most of the trays had a black background as seen in the image below, but some were red, white, green, and even pink backgrounds can be found.
The trays had a wide flange and this was decorated with bold stroke work painted in gold; the flowers and leaves were always stroked.
In this design painting pattern, I swapped the metal tray for a large wooden plate, however the design can be adapted to fit most surfaces.
This painting pattern comes with line drawing, step by step painting instructions to follow along with. The design is geared to the beginning artist who enjoys painting folk art styles.
ACRYLICS – DECOART TRADITIONS ACRYLICS
Naphtaol Red PR 170 Light Violet
Medium Red Rose Pine Green
Yellow Oxide PY 42 Ultramarine Blue PB 29
Dairylide Yellow PY 183 Sapphire Blue
Brown Madder PR 175 Carbon Black PBk 7
Titanium White PW 6 True Gold
Vermillion Diox. Purple PV23
Red Violet PV 19
English Red Oxide or brush mix Burnt Sienna + Naphthol Red Light
Extender & Blending Medium
ALL STANDARD PAINTING SUPPLIES
Pettifore sponge used for Gold edging on plate
BRUSHES – IN GOOD CONDITION.
Filberts: #6, #8 – TB41, TB42
Flats: #4, #6 – TB31, TB32
Round: #3 or #4 TB21 or TB22
Angular 3/8 - TB73
Small Liner – TB11
Large Mop Brush -
Large Wash Brush
Small mops – TB101 or TB102