- 1st Step - Line Drawing
The 1st step starts with a line drawing divided by position not color.
- Step 2 - Cut Stencils
This painting required six stencils!
- Step 3 - Position Fabric
The cotton velvetine fabric is mounted on an acid free board!
- Step 4 - Apply Paint Through Stencil
I use a piece of fabric on my finger to apply the oil paint.
- Complete Fine Detail Work
After the theorem is done, I do my fine touch up work using a small brush.
- Final Check and Small Brush Touchup
- Mount in Hand Crafted Grained Frame
What are theorem paintings?
What areTheorem painting? (meaning painting with the aid of stencils) is considered traditional American folk art. It was popular in the 1800s. Theorem painting is most often done on white velvet fabric (Paintings on Fabric), which gives the painting a soft, lovely depth. Oil paint is presently used as it simulates the look of the antique theorems whose paint was hand mixed. Fruit and floral arrangements are the most popular subjects, but scenes were sometimes done.