My first Tole Paintings
Don't these look funny? I keep them in my little studio to remind myself that I have progressed over the years. These are my very first tole paintings from 1982. I had no idea what I was doing and had never heard of Tole. After six weeks of painting I started canvas painting and I still have my first which I will drag out of storage one day and post a pic. I use to think you had to purchase every brush the teacher would use in a project until one day I purchased a really expensive one and never used it again. It took me a while to realize that they did this in order to make a sale. DUH!!!
Anyway, it is fun to look back. The little daisy is the first, then strawberries and then lemons. The flash over the varnish makes everything look brighter and flatter and there are scratches and something red from a marker on one I think.
Got any first time paintings you want to show??