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Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  webos on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:53 am

Hi Everyone,
Here is a Japanese Black Pine that I have been working on for the past year or two. Just a week ago, I was looking at the tree and decided to take the top off and use the hanging branch to create a lighter and more weather beaten tree.

I'd love to hear any comments you might have...

Thanks





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Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Guest on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:59 am

Hello Adam. Is this yours and did you style it? I think a smaller round pot would suit the composition better. ( when this first appeared there was no text)

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  webos on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:25 am

Hi Will,
It is mine and yep, I styled it. I like the thin flat oval pot that its currently in but I did consider a small drum-type pot that this type of tree would usually go into. I wonder what some of the others here on the forum think.

Adam

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  daiviet_nguyen on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:30 am

Hello there Adam,

I missed this on ausbonsai.com Smile? For some reason, when I saw this, I immediately thought of a Mr. Pat Kennedy sort of round and curvy unglazed pot? Japanese did not spring to mind.

If I might make another comment... the setting is very soft and elegant, I feel that it is very suitable for a literati, but the actual table feels very strong against the setting. Just IMO.

Cheers.


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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  webos on Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:06 am

Gday Daiviet,
Thanks for all of the kind remarks. I have no idea of the origins of this pot. It is bent and wonky, has only one hole in the bottom to the left, but I like it a lot.

To tell the truth, this setting was just thrown together in a minute or two. This is the only small wooden table I have in my house. The kakejiku (scroll) came home with me when I moved back from Japan. The bowl is an antique chinese rice bowl I picked up on ebay. I had them all in the same room, grabbed them, threw them all together and took a photo.

Daiviet, I have a feeling we have met before at one of Hirotoshi Saito's workshops. I had an enormous Juniper that I worked on that day.

Adam


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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:44 pm

A smaller round pot would make the tree look more prominent and sparse. You did a fine job with the hanging down branch. The very acute angle is tough to do. Good job.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:52 pm

Hi Adam,

nice tree, round pot for this tree.

How old is this tree from it's current position with the bent branch?
Is it a branch or the trunk (with foliage)?
Is the jinned portion on top of the bend part of the trunk?
just curious, It is really difficult to bend it this way.

regards,
jun Smile

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Hans van Meer. on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:38 pm

Hi everybody,
just a rough idea for a special way of showing your literati Pine. I like to play with balance when I see such a delicate tree! It could work with the right stone and a nice scroll or accent plant!



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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  JimLewis on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:22 pm

No.

Rocka by baby

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  gman on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Nice tree,
I can sense that you like this pot too much to change it to a round one?
Have you considered changing the support wires in the next re-pot as it catches my eyes quickly, also how about turning it a little to the right so that the negative space from the main trunk to the branch (bent top) is greater and this move might also show off the jin better which currently pokes straight out.
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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Hans van Meer. on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:55 pm

JimLewis wrote:No.

Rocka by baby

Hihi!
Rock on by baby!



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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Nik Rozman on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Hi,
Do you have a photo from before?

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Ian Warhurst on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:46 pm

Hi Webos, I agree with Will, a round pot would make this tree more exciting, the pot it`s in now is too formal for the tree. I like both of Hans` ideas.

Ian.

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  martin kolacia on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:09 pm

yes , change pot... good job

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  Walter Pall on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:10 pm

Here the popular pots by Mateusz Grobelny



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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  shannon on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:29 pm

Nice tree Webos, I do like the free form rounds Walter has suggested....
Did you enter this tree in the Literati competition that Ausbonsai had?? Some of the winners were....interesting.... Suspect

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  webos on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:57 pm

What an overwhelming response. Completely unexpected. Well, the consensus is that this tree requires a small round pot. I'll keep my eye out for one that suits the tree. Yes I did enter it into the Literati Contest on AusBonsai... Nice Pots Walter.

I do have photos from before and will post them very soon

Adam

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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  alonsou on Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:09 am

Yet another approach..... good luck!!


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Re: Literati Black Pine from Australia

Post  daiviet_nguyen on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:58 pm

Hi Adam,

Bonsai stands and tables seem to be not getting enough attentions from us Smile I do not have any table, some stands but not decent either.

I did not attend Mr. Hirotoshi Saito's workshop. But I have come to all annual shows. I am sure we have meet before, possibly just said hello and that was about it Smile I did see pictures from the workshop though.

I suppose you have access to Bonsai Today Masters' Series Pines from Stone Lantern Publishing, the pot that I was trying to describe is on page 12 of this book. And from my recollection, Mr. Pat Kennedy has some of similar styles.

Cheers Smile

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