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Post  Mimo on Sat May 21, 2016 8:19 am

My first attempt to create penjing of this kind.
With tiny juniper Prince of Wales spreaded over the hill.






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Post  Mimo on Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:12 pm



After a while with lots of white flowers

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Post  beer city snake on Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:21 pm

i really like the composition... my only change would be a more organic looking slab...
because of the square edges, straight lines and sharp corners, it looks like exactly what it is:
a square piece of marble (or similar looking material)

again though, the composition is great in my eyes !!!

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Post  Mimo on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanx.
I would love to get proper penjing trays for these creations but cannot afford them so I work with what I get Sad

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Post  beer city snake on Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:21 pm

maybe you should look into making your own concrete slabs...

they are simple to make and your composition looks very worthy of the extra effort to really make it super cool...

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Post  M. Frary on Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:25 pm

This is only one tree?
What in nature does it represent?
I think you would be better served with multiple smaller trees more in scale with the rocky outcrops the tray is supposed to represent.

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Post  Mimo on Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:20 am

[quote="beer city snake"]maybe you should look into making your own concrete slabs...[quote]

I might give it a try Smile

#M.Frary - yes it is only 1 tree but it´s branches are spreaded over the hill and should represent individual trees - they are yet to be styled

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Post  beer city snake on Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:26 pm

sort of like a raft, right ?

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Post  Mimo on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:51 pm

sort of Smile

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Post  DougB on Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:52 pm

Saikeis are often planted on wooden trays. Your other option is large plastic training trays that are designed for bonsai forest plantings. This is an interesting start. Would be nice to see it in a water tray. Don't get frustrated, keep doing what you are doing and enjoy.

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Post  Dave Leppo on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:06 pm

I kind of like the smooth top surface of the marble. Maybe you could put a wooden edge around it.

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Post  Mimo on Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:30 pm

Don´t worry I like it the way it is and marble plate is perfect for this in my opinion - the best for this kind of water and land penjing - only if It was proper marble penjing tray with nice elevated edges Smile
But I plant trees on different stone slabs as well if I don´t want to simulate water surface.
And some day I might try building a concrete tray as well as BCS suggested.
There are nearly limitless options Smile

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Post  klosi on Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:30 pm

I like it, looks nice. How did you make the soil stick together to build the hill with it?

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Post  Mimo on Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:40 pm

It is done with KETO.

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Post  Leo Schordje on Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:07 pm

I really like your arrangement of the rocks. Very nice. And the smooth marble does visually suggest water.

I've seen small islands with a single tree, I don't find that disturbing, the single tree symbolic, and can refer to several things, isolation, stoic strength, and so on, so I have no problem with a single tree.

If the tile were cut in half, to create a rectangle, (2 rectangles actually), it would change perspective. and not look so much like a marble tile. check dimensions of rectangular pots, to get the most common ratio of width to length.

I like the rocks, nice texture and color, and the arrangement is excellent

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Post  fiona on Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:26 pm

I agree with Leo, and felt when you first posted that the only issue with the marble was that it was square rather than rectangular. The same basic layout but spread out over the longer distance that a rectagle would allow, would really enhance the composition in my opinion.

I was fortunate enough to inherit half a dozen Chinese penjing slabs of various sizes some years ago along with some large penjing stones.  You have inspired me to get back to setting them back up again.  First step this afternoon will be giving them a darn good clean as they have got a bit mucky after several Scottish winters.






ps  it's just a personal thing perhaps, but my eye would prefer to see the rocks with the grain all going the same way.  

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Post  Mimo on Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:54 pm

Thank you for your suggestions, I will be thinking about that next time when choosing the plates.
I was aware of that 1 rock with different direction of the grains and wasn´t happy about it, but I needed it there so I used it that way anyway, sorry  Laughing
And Fiona I am glad you got inspired and I am looking forward to see your creation, best of luck with it Smile
And if you put a bit of scottish landscape into it I would be more than happy - I lived in Scotland (the village of Rhu) for 6 months and I love the place Smile


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Post  Dave Leppo on Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:20 pm

"I was aware of that 1 rock with different direction of the grains and wasn´t happy about it, but I needed it there so I used it that way anyway, sorry."

I thought that one rock fell from the cliff, landing on it's side.  You see this in nature, even if it is an artistic violation.

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Post  Mimo on Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:01 pm

Hey Dave, thanx for an excuse story Very Happy

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