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Scottie Foster Bavarian Folk Art (Bauernmalerei) Books

Scottie Foster Scottie's Antiquing Patina
Great instructional books on decorative painting in the Bavarian Folk Art style! Create beautiful folk art painting patterns and designs of your own! Perfect for all painting levels from beginner to expert.
Scottie's Antiquing Patina
Scottie's Guide to Bauernmalerei Book 1 front cover

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Scottie's Guide to Bauernmalerei Book 1 BKFS101
Scottie's Bauernmalerei Book 2 BKFS102
Scottie's Bauernmalerei Book 3 BKFS103


Scottie's Bauernmalerei Book 4 BKFS104


Scottie's Bauernmalerei Book 5 BKFS105


Scottie's Bauernmobel  Book 6 (Furniture) BKFS106


About Scottie Foster

Scottie Foster became fascinated with the beautiful painted boxes and furniture found in museums and shops in Bavaria. Having had only a few lessons in tole painting several years before, she jumped at the chance to take Bauernmalerei (Bavarian Folk Art) painting lessons from Mary Caballero, a wonderful English-speaking German lady in Heidelberg. Mary inspired her students to paint everyday, to have patience in learning and to persevere to the end of each project with the promise that all who truly wanted to could learn to paint this happy form of folk art. However, the lesson that meant even more to Scottie was Mary's insistence that all designs be freehanded onto the wood surface - not traced! By practicing this technique, it was possible to develop a unique style and to create original designs. Scottie still feels that these principles are some of the most important to instill in minds and hearts of beginning painters.

After returning to the United States in 1978, Scottie was asked to write a book about Bauernmalerei painting which was published in 1980. Since that time, she has published many books and pattern packets as well as written articles for magazines such as The Decorative Painter, Painting Magazine, Decorative Artists' Workbook, Crafts Magazine and Tole World. Her books and packets are written in a simple, clear and comprehensive manner in order to bring the excitement of Bavarian Folk Art painting to all levels of painters from beginners to teachers.

For the last twenty-one years, Scottie has traveled around the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and Singapore spreading the joy of Bauernmalerei to eager seminar students as well as teaching regular classes at The Apple Tree in Springfield, Virginia. Scottie loves to spread the word that if you really have the desire to paint and are willing to practice, you can become a folk artist and have a wonderful paintin' time!

Prices Given in US Dollars