This class will center on the Os style of rosemaling from the west coast of Norway. We will discuss design and characteristics of Os, looking at old paintings and work on technique in painting. Nancy will have a design for an Os trunk with a 20-inch lid length and will include scrolls, flowers, and framework for name and date in Os lettering. The trunk design is optional and other designs will be available, such as the tray pictured here. Want to paint a piece of your own? Nancy will help with a design for it. Os is a fun style with bright colors. Come have fun with it! This class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters who are proficient in the medium are most welcome!
Nancy Schmidt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in art education. She has worked in advertising design. Nancy teaches rosemaling in the United States and Japan, continues to study rosemaling in the United States and Norway, and paints in many rosemaling styles. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has been painting for over 40 years. She’s also a woodcarver, having studied acanthus carving with Hans Sandom and others.