I'm Carol Ann and I've been painting and teaching Tole painting since the 1980's. I enjoy painting more than just about anything!
Although most of my work is on wood, I also enjoy painting on rusty tin found on our weekend outings. There is something special about turning a discarded item into something beautiful. I also enjoy painting on stepping stones.
Almost as much fun is cutting out the projects from wood stock. Sometimes I get lost for hours out in the 'wood shed' (workshop) sawing and sanding the projects. I'm obsessed with making sure the item is especially smooth, which requires multiple sanding during painting and varnishing. My grandpa had a saw mill in Oregon and I often wonder if that's where I developed a love for the fragrance of freshly cut wood. I also have converted one room in our house into a…
- Joined May 3, 2011