One of my Larch

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One of my Larch

Post  Smithy on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:37 pm

A larch that i've been working on.
This is the tree when i got it .








This is the deadwood after working it .

















This is it after styling . At this point i hadnt thinned out the top jin.



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Re: One of my Larch

Post  MikeG on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:20 am

Lookin good! Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm thinking I read somewhere that you're only a few years into the art? Either way, you definitely have a good eye and a good amount of talent. You got some great well balanced movement from what looked like a straight stick in the first couple pics.

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Post  Smithy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 am

MikeG wrote:Lookin good! Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm thinking I read somewhere that you're only a few years into the art? Either way, you definitely have a good eye and a good amount of talent. You got some great well balanced movement from what looked like a straight stick in the first couple pics.

Thanks Mike ,I appreciate your comments. I have been growing for a few years now but only seriously for the last 6 years . The last few years i have felt that i'm getting the hang of it .

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Post  my nellie on Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:43 am

Hello, Smithy!
Nice going larch!
May I ask a question?... Well, I think you could have opted for keeping the jin a little higher above the only branch, couldn't you? I'm interested in understanding the way that you have decided about it (beginner I am, may I remind you Very Happy )
Thank you.

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Post  Lee Brindley on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:41 pm

Looking good, Smithy. That's certainly come on from that straight, boring stick that it was when you got it. The only thing that doesn't look right to me now is the top two parrallel branches. I would wire one of them up into a new leader and then grow a new side branch off that.

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Post  Smithy on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:33 pm

Alexandra - yes the jin could have been higher . It has been higher and slowly been removed over time as i decided it was n't what i wanted. I guess its just personnal taste and every way is right.

Lee- Thats as high as i want the tree to be and that will now become the crown. They were both needed there also to fill spaces were as it would have felt unbalanced . Its just how this one happened and i liked it so it stayed like it.

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Re: One of my Larch

Post  Twisted Trees on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Nice touch. Post it when it buds if you remember.

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Re: One of my Larch

Post  Smithy on Thu May 02, 2013 9:58 pm

Here is my larch now its in leaf and new pot.


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Post  tmmason10 on Thu May 02, 2013 11:06 pm

Nice work Smithy. You have some good carving skills and a great eye with material.

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Post  fiona on Thu May 02, 2013 11:58 pm

Who made the pot, Smithy?

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Re: One of my Larch

Post  Tona on Fri May 03, 2013 2:18 am

Great job Smithy.
I like it!!
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Re: One of my Larch

Post  Smithy on Fri May 03, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks Tom and Tona .
The pot was from Tony Remington. I really like his pots.

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Re: One of my Larch

Post  fM on Sat May 04, 2013 5:40 am

very nice work smithy, regards

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Post  Smithy on Sat May 04, 2013 7:53 am

Thanks FM

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Post  Diego PG on Sun May 05, 2013 12:53 am

Nice tree, congratulations!

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Post  JotaBe! on Sun May 05, 2013 8:25 pm

Beautiful Evolution, great work!

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Re: One of my Larch

Post  maraga on Mon May 06, 2013 10:36 am

nice job Smile
pity for the jin though, I would have kept it, now the bending is a bit too soft for such a tortured trunk imo.

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