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Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:26 pm

Hi
A few trees from our workshop today.
John's Shimpaku juniper.


Jerrys mugo display.


Jerry's blackthorn.


Our new display area.

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mugo display mk2

Post  Jeremy on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:36 pm

I changed the scroll for this more ornate one.
I feel it is a little too fussy, but I am keen to hear your thoughts.


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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  John Quinn on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:06 am

I think the visual flow of the scroll complements nicely the flow of the pine. I'd prefer that the scroll were just a bit smaller tough.

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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  Bruce Winter on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:58 am

I'd prefer something more subtle to complement the tension and refinement of that pine.

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scrolls

Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:44 am

Hi,
Thank you both for your thoughts.
I prefer the first scroll for the same reasons Bruce suggests.
I love the second scroll but not with this display.
I find both a little wide, but finding the moon well depicted and not overly fussy is a challenge. That added to the other challange, many I like that have the subtle suggestion I hope for, are 70" - 80" long. Too long for my display set ups.
I have many times planned an alcove that could take such a scroll, but as yet never found a suitable space my wife would be happy with. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  Morea on Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:48 am

Dear Jerry

Something happend this morning.
I wrote You a reply , guess we bumped to add it , i got the announcement my reply was added ,
but it did not show .
So now i write again.

Jerry ,
i like the display with the scroll and cascading pine !!!
it had the "oooohhh Yes " shout here at my table !!!!
The opposit movements of scroll and tree is superb.
The color combinations !!
* grey = the image on the scroll/ deadwood/ pot
* light brown = the silk in the scroll and the table
The round shapes of the pot and the moon in the scroll !!!

The accompanie plant is a bit to gentle , i feel.
I know it is wintertime and plants are asleep now .
Nevertheless , the scroll has a red color , maby this can
be reflected in an accompanie item.
Also the image of scroll and tree are strong ,
a strong accompanie in color and shape could do well.

There is something i would like to ask .
Saw a "coat" on 1 of the trees and pot.
What and why is this ?
For the cold wind ??
Send You a picture in this reply.

Jerry , it is so good to see this all again !
Thank You .
My kind regards for Chris.
And kind regards for You
Morea



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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  Tony on Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:21 pm

Hi Jerry.... sorry mate I see the scrolls as an intrusion... way too big... drawing the attention away from the detail in the tree... for sure a smaller scroll would balance the overall image.

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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  Norma on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:12 pm

Hi Jerry,

I, too prefer the first scroll because it did not overwhelm the tree. I found myself studying your pine and thinking of it in terms of a bird in flight. The second scroll is beautiful and I like the colors but it is too large. It's a daunting task to find a scroll of appropriate size with a just the right painting. Most scrolls are for room display not screen. There are some artists that are developing smaller scrolls for bonsai/suiseki display but these tend to be repetitive and seem almost uninspired. How tall is your screen? And what would be the perfect size scroll?

Norma

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Re: Wednesday workshop

Post  Jeremy on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:50 pm

Morea,
Hi,
The coat is to protect the newly mossed surface, read for a show this Sunday.

Norma,
The backdrops have a 60" drop.
I am looking for narrow, 8" - 16" scrolls, with a 40" - 50" drop. That creates the feelings and
Winter moon. waterfalls, etc are a real challenge to find and ones that have the right level of subtle suggestion are even more of a challenge.
I agree there are some making smaller scrolls, but I find them often to be lacking to one degree or another in the feelings I hope and look for.

The first scroll is a little large, but I hope others will see into the idea behind my choice.

I feel the technical and craft behind the display is less important than the feel in can convey. That is unless it stop viewers for appreciating at all my overall image.

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