Learn the Os style with a choice of projects, or design your own! Class instruction will include painting scrolls, basic strokes, typical Os flowers and leaves, and use of acrylic paints and mediums with a wet palette. Gayle uses different background colors to illustrate how to use the colors, values, and intensities needed in the designs. She’ll present the history of Os painting with concentration on Annanias Tveit’s style. Instruction of design techniques will be discussed and there will be demonstrations and individual help. Gayle encourages you to make your own designs, or sketch from photographs of old samples. Designs for a mangletre and two tiner, plus a number of others, will be available for use. You will have the opportunity to paint one or all three of these pieces. Class instruction includes use of acrylic paints and mediums using a wet palette.
Gayle Oram became a Master Decorative Artist from the Society of Decorative Painters in 1980 and has been a judge for their certification program for 30 years. She received her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2000 after attending a number of Vesterheim Folk Art Tours and studying the styles. She has taught seminars in England, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, as well as throughout the United States. In her studio in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, she conducts a weekly class and paints for three to four shows a year, plus commission work. She enjoys designing wood pieces and painting all styles of rosemaling and European decorative flowers.