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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:34 pm

Hi bonsai friends. My friend asked for a new shaping of the yew. Original owner with the intention of shaping failed. Withered several branches. It was necessary to invent a new concept of the tree. Also refine some parts of the dead wood. I am satisfied with the result. Some branches have yet to grow to a length. That's a question of time and cultivation. Smile pict.1 yew before styling
pic.2 dead wood before
pic.3 dead wood after
pic.4 yew
pic.5 sketch
pic.6 several views of restyling
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pic.8

more pict. : http://www.bonsaivigi.cz/fotoalbum/techniky-tvarovani_-pestitelske-postupy-a-vyvoj/taxus-cuspidata-2009-_-m_-skrabal_

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Post  jgeanangel on Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:48 pm

Excellent work Pavel!! You have an artist's eye and the hands of a skilled craftsman. Thank you for sharing your work..I am always inspired.

John

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Post  Guest on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:16 am

Pavel, I love your previous work, as you well know but this one is a bit flat. All the deadwood on show and symetrical live vein on either side. Any other options for a front, that gives some asymetry?

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Yep!!

Post  tuyhoabob on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:18 am

Excellent work and a good eye for design. About all it needs is time to grow the foliage pads in and probably chase them back closer to the trunk over time. Will be an outstanding tree.

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Post  anttal63 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:25 am

brilliant pavel!!! very powerful stable tree. cheers

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Post  AlainK on Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:35 am

Splendid !

The blinding white colour of the shari will probably get a more natural look when placed outside, which will make it even better. Cool

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:20 pm

Hi friends. Thank you all for a very positive response.
re: Will - should only grow to have branches. The current error I know, thanks. Embarassed

After few years, we could approach this vision. Very Happy Very Happy
pict.- virtual after xxxx.....years? Smile

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Post  Rick Moquin on Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:32 pm

will baddeley wrote:Pavel, I love your previous work, as you well know but this one is a bit flat. All the deadwood on show and symetrical live vein on either side. Any other options for a front, that gives some asymetry?
Considering what Pavel had to work with, I have to say that he brought the absolute best out of this tree, for the time being. His future outline for this tree is indeed plausible. I think we as a community need to move away from instant gratification and should endeavour to embrace the "transformation process".

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Post  Henk van Hecke on Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:25 pm

Very nice tree, I have changed the tree a little, I think the gap in the left was a little too big.

Is this an improvement ?

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Post  Velodog2 on Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:28 pm

Not to me! The empty space gave it more character in the first virtual. Nice job!

henk wrote:Very nice tree, I have changed the tree a little, I think the gap in the left was a little too big.

Is this an improvement ?

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Post  Tony on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:21 pm

Rick Moquin wrote:I think we as a community need to move away from instant gratification and should endeavour to embrace the "transformation process".

Rick, you have ended my year with a real poignant note, our 'problem' in the west IS instant gratification... I want to get it into a bonsai pot... I want to style it NOW... Carve it... re-pot it! I know and understand this way... but... it 'aint the best way.

Time + Technique = Maturity we can all learn technique... as for time travel... ?

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:34 pm

Rick Moquin wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Pavel, I love your previous work, as you well know but this one is a bit flat. All the deadwood on show and symetrical live vein on either side. Any other options for a front, that gives some asymetry?
Considering what Pavel had to work with, I have to say that he brought the absolute best out of this tree, for the time being. His future outline for this tree is indeed plausible. I think we as a community need to move away from instant gratification and should endeavour to embrace the "transformation process".

What has my comment got to do with quick fix bonsai? I was talking about the even strip of live vein either side of the deadwood. A slight change of front, thats all. Confused

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Post  Tony on Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:43 pm

will baddeley wrote:What has my comment got to do with quick fix bonsai? I was talking about the even strip of live vein either side of the deadwood. A slight change of front, thats all. Confused

Will... way too touchy man, I do not see that Ricks comments were directed at your post or YOU but as a general view on bonsai as practiced in the west... well... that how I read it anyway Rolling Eyes

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Post  gman on Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:51 pm

IMHO the transformation (for now) is very nice. A fine progression and its future can be seen easily....however I for one wouldn't have that much foliage mass.......(I also like the empty space (negative space)
To me....that much dead wood shows some great age and a history of survival.....putting too much foliage would perhaps give it too much of a juvenile feel. Keeping it sparse would relate to its age and the "ancient" feel.
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Post  Pavel Slovák on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:22 pm

Thank you all for your comments.

Happy new year wishes to you Pavel Slovák. Very Happy

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi all friends

Yesterday I worked on the restyling of Taxus. (The owner is a friend Mirek). Last year we transplanted tree. The tree grew very well.
Yesterday I worked on improving the tree. A new line of dead wood. At the lower the trunk uro. Then I worked the new styling of the tree. I think that the tree in one year improved a lot. Very Happy

yesterday before








yesterday after restyling


Gretings Pavel

more pict.: http://www.bonsaivigi.cz/fotoalbum/tvarovani-a-vyvoj---styling-and-development/taxus-cuspidata-2009-_-m_-skrabal_/

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Post  Tony on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:12 pm

Pavel.... the work on this Yew is great, the deadwood in particular is sensitive... and the foliage placement just right, I was surprised how big it was when you and Mirek appeared... I like it very much Shocked

I am looking forward to the High Tatras!!!!

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Post  Russell Coker on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:49 pm

tony wrote:Pavel.... the work on this Yew is great, the deadwood in particular is sensitive... and the foliage placement just right, I was surprised how big it was when you and Mirek appeared... I like it very much

Took the words right out of my mouth, and fingertips! Beautiful. I can't stop looking at it!

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Post  jupp on Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:31 pm

A very good work you have done. I really like this Taxus thumbs up

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:47 pm

Hi Tony
Thank you very much for your nice compliment.I appreciate it.
I also look forward to the trip. And one I hope will be a surprise (also high). Wink Very Happy
Pavel

Hi Russell
Thank you very much for your nice coment. I'm happy that you like Yew. Very Happy
Pavel

Hi Jozef
Thank you for your nice coment. Very Happy
Pavel

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Post  jeffrey on Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:32 pm

Beautiful work really perfect.

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Post  anttal63 on Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:46 pm

Pavel my day starts great for having seen this tree again. Thanks! cheers

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Post  Lee Brindley on Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:54 pm

Excellent work again Pavel, and big improvement. Thanks for sharing. Very Happy

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:45 pm

Hi Jeffrey, Antonio and Lee

Thank you for yours very kind words and compliments. Very Happy
I'm happy that the tree is like.

Pavel

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Post  Bob Pressler on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:36 pm

From where you started to now is amazing. Brilliant work on the deadwood. An amazing eye you have.

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