Figural painting was common in this area. When combined with the wonderful stylized bouquets and more simple scrolls, delightful scenes from everyday life give us a glimpse of the people of this area in Southern Norway.
Jo Sonja's Christmas Paintables is a delightful book full of step-by-step Christmas painting projects. Each project comes with a color photo, pattern and supply list. Jo Sonja uses her own line of acrylic paint to decorate variety of festive surfaces.
A pie basket which doubles as a small picnic basket is embellished with stroke folk hearts and florals. The cheerful center motif depicts a pair of whimsical chefs proudly displaying their masterpiece pie.