I have been working on this little 8" x 11" painting over the holidays and finally finished it yesterday.
Done in a style called Fraktur, it utilizes watercolor and ink on tea-stained watercolor paper.
Often called Pennsylvania Dutch/German Folk Art it was popular in the 1800's as a decorative embellishment on marriage and birth certificates. I have also seen it on old wooden or metal storage boxes and furniture, but this little piece was taken from a piece of artwork I had saved from a magazine article on this art form.
Although the design transfer process is a bit tedious and involved the actual painting is fun and relaxing.
Definitely an art form worth trying!
Have a very artistic, creative day!