The Last Supper Painting

Tole Painting

Tole Painting is a form of folk art whereby painting is executed on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. The origin of Tole painting can be traced back to the late 18 th century era in New England in the continent of Europe.

Tole painting was believed to have been originated for people who couldn't afford expensive materials to make their tin plates a little nicer and a more fancier. But in the contemporary times Tole painting is not limited to tin plates only. It can now be done on any type of surface ranging from glass to pottery and wood to ceramic. Tole painting is a fun and easy craft to learn. It is also very popular, even among people who don't consider themselves good artists.

Characteristics of Tole Painting

The most impressive feature that distinguishes the Tole painting from all other painting forms and techniques is the brush strokes that are used. The five main brush strokes that are included in the art of Tole painting are Comma Stroke, Teardrop Stroke, S Stoke, C Stroke and Pivot or Half Circle Stroke. All of these Tole painting strokes look exactly the way as they are termed or defined. The subject matter is another distinct characteristic which sets most tole painting apart from other forms of painting. The final distinguishing feature of the art of Tole painting is the traditional use of oil paints. Tole painting is gaining popularity in the recent times as a wonderful craft activity.

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