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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Folk Art Painting - Orchard Pheasant & Pears - by Neadeen Masters

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E-PAINTING PATTERN - Folk Art Painting - Orchard Pheasant & Pears - by Neadeen Masters

Folk Art - Downloadable Painting Pattern - Orchard Pheasant & Pears 

This design includes the popular fruit motif used in many Early American Folk Art styles. Floral and fruits have always been very popular with artists for centuries. These art works are painted using different techniques and colours, and always feature different culture.

Many of the designs reflected the current times and lifestyles. With all these, faux – finishing were often used to reflect the style and personality of the artist. Decorative folk art is often adapted to our favourite colours and to our way of living. The design on this painted tray reflects a more modern style adapted for our current era. 

Cartouche - Cartouche (kar-toosh) The’ Cartouche’ was often used as a decorative feature to frame historical documents and nautical maps. They were often used to add artistic interest and embellishments to these hand painted documents. In contemporary decorative painting they can be an effective way for the artist to incorporate other elements into a design. They can also be found in furniture designs, intricately calved into the wood to act as detailed ornamentation for the fronts of cabinets, doors and other interior woodwork. Artist Neadeen Masters used the Cattouche as a way to frame the central figure of the painting.



A Study in Simple Composition & Design by Neadeen Masters

Learn to paint a fruit/bird and mini landscape design all rolled into one. This acrylic painting lesson will teach how the artist used the concepts of line and movement to create a pleasing composition.  Students will come away with a greater understanding of composition and design to help them create their own designs in the future. Depth and dimension are also the focus of this painting lesson as three dimensional pears and the Pheasant bird are painted. See the lesson objectives below for further details of this in-depth and comprehensive painting lesson.


Objectives of the 31 page in-depth Painting Lesson

  • Tone color with complimentary pigments.
  • Create a mottled background with a ‘Scumbling’ technique
  • Exercise liner brush control to create detail.
  • Mix colors from a limited palette.
  • Intensity –control the brightness or dullness of color – using complements, earth colors and      toning grays.
  • Create harmony through color repetition.
  • Dimensional Control - Create contrast through intensity and value control to create visual ‘flow’ throughout the painting.
  • Establish a focal area or center of interest - Develop a ‘center of interest’ area by controlling intensity and value contrasts.
  • Brush Mixing - A gentle manipulation of two or more colors with the brush, used to adjust value, intensity and shift hue, blending them into the brush on the palette to create another hue.


Carbon Black PBk7

Hansa Yellow PY74

Naphthol Red PR170

Naphthol Red Light PR9

Phthalo Blue PB15:3

Raw Sienna PBr7

Raw Umber PBr7

Titanium White PW6

Ultramarine Blue PB29

Aquamarine (mixed)

Light Gray value 8

Medium Gray value 6

Dark Gray value 3

Warm White PW6

Pine Green (mixed color)

Quinacridone Gold PO48

Quinacridone Violet PV122

Dioxazine Purple PV23



Glazing Medium DATM01

Extender & Blending Medium DATM02

Multi-Surface SealerDATM03

Satin Varnish DATM04


Brushes: DecoArt Traditions brushes

#6 Filbert TAB24

#8 Filbert TAB 25

#1/2 Angular TAB21

#3 Round TAB 03

#1 Liner TAB

¾ wash brush or large flat

#3 Quill Liner or #1 Liner


Surface: Wooden Tray – 12.5” x 20.5” or surface large enough to fit the design. This design may be reduced or enlarged in size to fit any desired surface.



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  • 4
    I love it!

    Posted by Lillian D Godfrey on 10th Jun 2018

    I am just now picking up my brushes after 20 years. I have no idea if I can work this pattern. It is lovely but I should have started with something simple. Walk before I run.

  • 5
    very fine

    Posted by Michèle Ulmann on 14th Sep 2015

    a very pleasant study

  • 5
    Love the Pattern Packets!

    Posted by Leah Luper on 10th Jul 2012

    I have bought several packets from this website and absolutely love them - they are well written with easy to follow directions - most have step by step photos - a real plus. thanks

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