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Oil on Copper: Bonsai

Part of the Cabinet of Curiosities oil miniature series

  • Ended
  • 399 British pounds
  • Online


Service Description

BONSAI Something old - a bonsai. The best films - Blade Runner, Dune - have bonsai in refined or futuristic interiors - they're still there, slowly existing, in the future. A tree in miniature is a close cousin to a floating island, a world in miniature. There is something about the quiet drama of a little tree you can hold in your hand. The best thing would be to actually grow a bonsai yourself. This would take years. The next best thing is to paint one. I have chosen every singular object or picture carefully as each will help transmit a certain aspect of the principles of oil painting and picture making. These images are starting points only; we will entirely create our own artworks. UPCOMING Coming up are mushrooms, animals, little houses, peas in a pod, cave paintings, teapots, deserts, stars, stairs, galaxies and nebulas, hot springs, the moon, the sun, islands, mome raths, extinct Pre-Cambrian and Mesozoic landscapes, birds, doors, forest floors, enchanted seas, a materials library subsection including wood, glass, rocks, bread… MATERIALS LIST For full materials list, see here: New students will be emailed a preparatory list in advance. Copper is available here:

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