First let me say that Big Ass Bonsai is not the official name of this painting, just a playful name I gave it as I moved it around the studio. Twist of Fate (the real title) measures 3' x 7' and is constructed from two American Easel birch wood panels that are bolted together and then wrapped in linen. It is not light weight!
I am so thrilled and honored to have been asked to create this painting for such fabulous people and their lovely home! Bonsai Trees are so elegant with their variety of twisting and often gravity defying trunks. Their composed foliage that can be gracefully sparse or bountifully full.
Here are some of the early sketches and one of the inspiration photos.