Saturday, August 4, 2012

Waterfall Scroll Sandan Hyougu Kakejiku

This Kakejiku was part of a commission that the person buying wished for something else. However, as I look at this, this is definitely what a bonsai waterfall scroll should be. Simple, minimal and helping to place the bonsai in the natural setting.

This painting was done by a Polish artist. I have great appreciation for his talents. He is also a diligent and inspired worker. You will see this as we go through 3 sets of waterfall/rill paintings until the final was decided upon. This one I think is actually the best for bonsai display because it is very subdued to the eye, but still clearly conveys the water gushing down the cliffside.

The scroll is done in a Sandan Hyougu styling. I selected the Ichimonji (Flower Arabesque) to blend into the Chuumawashi (blue cloth) and provide the imagery for the water of the waterfall. Next I selected the a goldenrod to represent the sun. It is completed with a 9 Bun plastic ivory jikusaki and Kodai Saniro Kanging string.  

Dimensions as follows:

Name in Kanji Name in English Size in Bun Size in Inches
Ten 147 17.54
上中廻し Ue Chuumawashi 53 6.32
上一文字 Ue Ichimonji 11 1.31
紙本の幅さ Artwork Width 75 8.95
紙本の長さ Artwork Length 132 15.75
Pillars 10 1.19
下一文字 Shita Ichimonji 7 0.84
下中廻し Shita Chuumawashi 34 4.06
Chi 94 11.21
掛け軸の幅さ Scroll Width 95 11.33
掛け軸の長さ Scroll Length 467 55.71

This scroll is for sale. For inquiries on purchasing this scroll co ntact to 

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