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Post  Mimo on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 pm

Hello everybody,

I had nice 2 days of styling 2 of my pines and it was hugely influenced by the book by Zhao Qingquan Literati style penjing.
I have been reading through it the whole winter and was very keen on trying to make me some of those.
It was the first rough styling so there is plenty room for improvement that will be done over time.




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Post  Vance Wood on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:24 pm

Very nice work.  Scots Pines?  My second most favorite tree.
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Post  Vlad on Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:39 am

I wish I could read...

Nice transformation Mimo.
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Post  Mimo on Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:35 am

That´s right Vance.
Thank you lads Smile
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Post  Mimo on Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:28 pm

Literati single trunk is evolving...


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Post  Vlad on Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:50 pm

Najs.   Maybe a little bit too heavy trunk for my taste but najs.   The shadow of the pine on the white wall looks interesting.  A magic of the late afternoon sun?

I like the movement of the accent  men  there...  A slight tilt of  3 inches to the right will be even better to match the movement of the main tree...
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Post  Mimo on Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:27 pm

Late afternoon sun is da best my friend Vladimír Smile
The composition and style of the tree is actually inspired by my pose when I am waking from bed in the morning with a backpain, nearly had it repeated for the photoshoot after moving that little landscape on my right Very Happy
That would be a perfect match.

And heavy trunk? Oh come on look at the height of the thing any thinner and it would look it had a heavy crown bom
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Post  Vlad on Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:59 pm

Mimo wrote: it would look it had a heavy crown bom

In fact that was the other point I have planned to raise  Cool

Pines are great tree and I do love them.  

The scent of resin softened by the burning summer sun,  crooked trunks firmly anchored in the crevices of the rocks, the colour of the bark in the late afternoon sun...

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:16 pm

hey man... you have a really good eye for movement... whether in your trees or your wake-up posture Razz

i really like what you did with that 3 trunker (or 2+1 composition)

matter of fact, i dig most of what you have taken the time to share with us...

keep on keepin' on !

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Post  Mimo on Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Thanx Kevin Smile
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Post  M. Frary on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:26 pm

You still have the Steve Vai Ibanez in the avatar photo?

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Post  AlainK on Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:17 pm

Mimo wrote:Literati single trunk is evolving...

Very nice tree.

I would maybe bend down the last branch on the right that presently looks like the "leader". I would also remove the first branch on the left (?), it looks too low for a literati in my opinion. The rest of the tree has all the qualities of an excellent literati I think. One the branches that were cut off have been jinned, it will look awesome.

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Post  Mimo on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:16 pm

M. Frary wrote: You still have the Steve Vai Ibanez in the avatar photo?

Yes I do, this love is for life sir Smile
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Post  M. Frary on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:25 pm

Mimo wrote:
M. Frary wrote: You still have the Steve Vai Ibanez in the avatar photo?

Yes I do, this love is for life sir Smile
I play too.
Gibson Lee Paul with EMG 81s
The Kerry King set with the afterburner. I call it the flame thrower.

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Post  Mimo on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:59 pm

Nice I have been thinking about Kerry´s Marshall head some time ago but went for Engl Fireball instead ... but I am very happy with it Smile
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:44 pm

waittaminit !!!
frary plays a slayer set-up ???

rad !

(btw mike, mimo is one of our newest AAC guys)

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Post  Mimo on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:43 am

AlainK wrote:
Mimo wrote:Literati single trunk is evolving...

Very nice tree.

I would maybe bend down the last branch on the right that presently looks like the "leader". I would also remove the first branch on the left (?), it looks too low for a literati in my opinion. The rest of the tree has all the qualities of an excellent literati I think. One the branches that were cut off have been jinned, it will look awesome.



Thanx for the ideas, but if I bended it down it would look like a hook and I do not like the tops finished as a hook. It is quite common sight among bonsaists here and it looks just awfull I think.
And the lowest branch, that´s what I got from Mr. Quingquan Zhao, he leaves one tiny branch like that on his literati penjings occassionally, I kinda like it Smile
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Post  BrendanR on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:31 am

I don't know if you have gone far enough with that literati pine? They bend well.

You have a long straight section at the top that has no taper.  You might improve the tree if you bend it both down and forwards to bring the apex lower:  Something like this:  (sorry not a great drawing that's not my skill - I am a better armchair critic!)

2017-09-20_09-27-32 by BrendanR2012, on Flickr

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