Dozens perfect their art in rosemaling class


September 19, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Karen Nelson demonstrates the Hallingdal style on a lefse server.

Karen Nelson has taught rosemaling all over the country, and last week, she was in Petersburg teaching a hands on course on how flowers and scrolls make up the different styles of rosemaling.

It is how each artist puts the flowers together on the item they're decorating and how they paint the strokes that creates a particular style. In the Telemark region, roses are secondary to the C and S strokes. In contrast, the Hallingdal style uses large flowers and smaller scrolls. The rosemaling technique in the Hordaland region is called Os and is colorful, bright and cheerful.

While artists may bo...

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