Literati Pine

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Literati Pine

Post  Brett Summers on Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:16 pm

I purchased this Japanese black pine Kotobuki to create a literati.




I came up with a plan




Removed branches and worked some movement










Removed the wire and wrapping 5 months later and this is what I have














The plan is to wire and set the branches next but I thought it would be a good idea to ask for any ideas that I haven't thought of before I go any further!
Thasnks for any help.


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Re: Literati Pine

Post  littleart-fx on Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:23 pm

Hi! how are his feet,.... Cool
Nice challenge,....u take.!

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Post  Brett Summers on Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:08 am

Hi
The feet is a good point I have not checked it yet thinking that in literati nebari is not so important but I will make sure I have a bit of a look before I make the decision on the next styling.
Also sorry I got stuck doing a virt for my idea while I was editing the above post and in the mean time you replied Embarassed

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  JimLewis on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:13 pm

in literati nebari is not so important

I beg to differ. The base of a literati is close to being the MOST important point. It anchors a "simple" tree to the ground.

Good literati are, I think, one of the most difficult forms to do well. You've taken on quite a challenge with such a young tree.

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Re: Literati Pine

Post  Brett Summers on Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:24 am

Hi Jim
I beg to double differ bounce
Literati is about the lines and balance in the trunk and minimal foliage. Yes the nebari can add to a great composition but it is hardly close to the most important feature.
One of my most favourite literati has the roots entirely covered. Here are a few in an album to show some of what I claim.

http://yfrog.com/6x004qxjx

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