Jonah and the Big Fish - Bundle

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Full bundle includes the slant front desk box, online class, photos, patterns and instructions to complete the piece shown here.   The lovely wooden desk box is constructed from Baltic Birch Ply and has a base of 11" x  6" and is approximately 15" tall.

Please note:  bundle package does not include the knob on top.  It is an antique reproduction door knob that we found at Anthropologie.


 Class Details and Benefits:                                             
  • New!  Filmed in High Definition
  • In-depth Video Instruction - approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes total, in 2 parts.
  • On-demand access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.
  • Downloadable PDF resources including closeup photos of the designs, patterns for the wooden desk box and instructions. 

 Class Bundle options available to choose from above:

1.  Online class and digital packet only

2.  Online class and print packet mailed

3.  Online class, print and digital packet, wooden desk box and free US shipping.

Jonah is the prophet who spent three days and nights in the belly of a Big Fish, until he decided to do as God wanted. The story is in the book of Jonah, Old Testament.

The Swedish folk artists in the central province of Dalarna took the idea of the gourd tree from the last chapter and turned it into a wonderful stylized decorative motif. Each artist perfected their own idea of the tree and incorporated it into delightful scenes decorating the walls, and other small items of their homes.

Here, we are decorating a small item with the them and placing gourd trees on the side with beautiful soft seascapes on the inside of the lid (a writing surface) and the back (so it could sit on one's desk).

Topped with an antique reproduction door knob; found at the store, Anthropologie in Boise Idaho, it becomes a very nice decorative piece.


Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting medium of choice
Retarder Medium
Kleister Medium
Clear Glaze Medium

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Gold Oxide
Napthol Red Light
India Red Oxide
Yellow Oxide (or Golden Grain)
Raw Sienna (or Antique Brass)
Storm Blue
Brown Earth
Carbon Black
Wood Smoke
Titanium White
green mix = Yellow Oxide + touch Storm Blue

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
B1350/1352/3010/4010 #2-3 round, B1385/1387 #4, 6 filbert or B1370/1372 flat - Basic painting
B1360/3020 #2 liner - Fine details B1360/3020 #10/0 liner - Ship's rigging
B1310 #2 striper - Stripes
B4055 Choice Wash Long - Ocean scenes
Old mop brush - Applying Retarder Medium
B1318/1317 3/4"-1" mop - Blending our Retarder and scenes
1/2" Scotch Tape - Masking off for larger stripes and central stripe on top and drawer front.