Linda E. Brubaker lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and has been creating theorem paintings for more than 30 years. A juried member of both the Historical Society of Early American Decoration and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, she has been selected as one of the top 200 traditional craftsmen by Early American Life magazine.
Theorem Painting: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craftby Linda E. Brubaker
Traditional theorem painting involves making multiple-overlay stencils and using them to paint primitive, three-dimensional pictures on velvet. In this book, acclaimed painter Linda E. Brubaker offers expert advice on selecting tools and materials, making stencils, mounting velvet, and mixing colors, along with painting exercises and tips for removing mistakes. Step-by-step instructions and patterns are provided for 9 complete projects, including designs for fruits, flowers, a butterfly, a mallard duck, and a bucolic memorial scene. Techniques for attractive and safe framing are also discussed.
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