Hawthorn progression

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:44 am

I do love the natural looking ageing of the carved wood. No lime sulphur Smithy, is it?

I have one question concerning the carved fat root on right side of the tree : Since the live bark is disrupted, how is the branch above that root being fed and kept alive?
Sorry for my poor English.... I hope you can understand what I mean.


my nellie
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks Will for all the help i've had with this one .
Cheers Dad ,oops sorry i meant Paul.

Nellie , there is a root at the bottom of the front bark and some roots around the back . The bit i carved away was only the top really of the big root which had no roots on any way. I checked when i repotted this one to see where all the roots were so i was confident i could carve out the middle and side root and it would still be happy. I haven't used any lime sulphur , just carved it and then left it rot a bit on its own . Then i go over with a wire brush and put some natural preserver on .
Thanks

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  my nellie on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:30 pm

Oh, I see.
Thanks Smithy.

my nellie
Member


Back to top Go down

Hawthorn Progression

Post  paul.spearman on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:36 pm

Look Son your doing a good job, so proud of your work will double your pocket money next week

paul.spearman
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Tony on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:06 pm

paul.spearman wrote:Look Son your doing a good job, so proud of your work will double your pocket money next week

Smithy... Paul... Play nicely Dance

_________________
Tony Tickle.. "that's not your real name is it?"

‎"Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see." — Rumi

Visit Tony's Bonsai website

If you Tweet?

Tony
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Andrew Campbell on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:26 pm

Looking very nice smithy, I always enjoyed your progressions. Very nice

Andrew Campbell
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:56 pm

Andrew Campbell wrote:Looking very nice smithy, I always enjoyed your progressions. Very nice

Thanks Andrew.

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  JudyB on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:39 pm

I bookmarked this link, it's such a great progression thread. It's one thing to see the finished product, or be told how to produce such a tree, but an entirely different thing to see how it was done in pictures. Thank you.

JudyB
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks Judy . its quite a nice feeling to see that someone is inspired by my work. I don't have the money to buy expensive bits of material to work on and am a great believer that even the worst material can be made into something interesting.

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Guest on Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:41 pm

I have a hawthorn project myself and I've been satisfied with its progress so far.( That's it I'm wiring in the photo to the right). But suddenly mine seems too tall! Laughing

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Scion wrote:I have a hawthorn project myself and I've been satisfied with its progress so far.( That's it I'm wiring in the photo to the right). But suddenly mine seems too tall! Laughing

looks a nice hawthorn you've got, you will just have to get another to make smaller. That one looks too nice to chop down. Very Happy

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Guest on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:25 pm

You're very kind. Smile

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  -Daniel- on Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Smithy , Optimal! The way in order to arrive to the virtual is near, compliments for the job!

Regards , Daniel Very Happy

-Daniel-
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:20 pm

I think one of the great Bonsai skills is being able to see potential in material.

Billy M. Rhodes
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Cockroach on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:44 am

I find being new to the hobby I am often unable to some of the potential in garden stock, or a see the obvious easiest design which is not always the best as it is "inspired" by the way the garden center pruned the plant. But I have found watching as many videos as I can of people designing bonsai and following progression threads, I am starting to think a little more for my self and seeing a bit more potential.

Cockroach
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  tiennavi on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:02 am

great work! i'm looking forward to seeing the next....
i also hope having one kind of this tree!
thanks for your sharing!best regards!

tiennavi
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:22 am

I thought i would update this thread.
I had a pot commissioned for it and hope to get it for the spring.


015 by smithyla67, on Flickr


018 by smithyla67, on Flickr


021 by smithyla67, on Flickr

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  yamasuri on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:20 am

It's coming very nice. I like the pot. Good choice.

yamasuri
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:22 am

Thanks Vlad . Pot is just a training pot as that was all i had at the time. New pot is coming in the spring from John Pitt.

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  yamasuri on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:28 am

Smithy can't wait to see the new one. BTW I like this green/grey glaze. It support the age of tree. That's just my 2 cents Smile 

yamasuri
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  my nellie on Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:02 pm

Nice going, Smithy!
I like the all natural color of the shari and uro. No lime sulphur is my choice, too.
Bravo!

my nellie
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Richard S on Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:21 pm

Smithy

Fantastic tree. The branch development is coming on really well and the carving in particular has added enormously to the character of what started off as a rather average piece of material. A great job, very inspiring.

However, if I had one other comment to make it would be that in the photos at least, the tree looks a bit two dimensional (wide but rather flat). I realise that it may just be the camera angle but I am left wondering whether it would have been better to have left at least part of one of those forward facing surface roots that you removed?

I feel that might have retained a bit of visual depth at the base which has now been lost. Although admittedly there's not much you can do about that now.

Anyway, sorry for being (slightly) negative about your otherwise excellent tree. It's not really a criticism as much as an observation and it's only a very small point but that's what strikes me when I look at the pictures.

Regards

Richard

Richard S
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Smithy on Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Thanks Alexandra, I never use lime sulpher any more , i just leave it weather naturally. Then it looks natural Very Happy 

Hi Richard,your observations are right. It is a wide and flat image . I had to go back and look again and really i could have left the bottom root sticking out. I've come a long way since starting this project and probably would do things a bit different this time, like most of my projects really. I am going to shorten the sides on the next repot to reduce the width and the pot John pit is making has a small front side with curved scallops leading out to the sides to hopefully make the front not look so wide.
I had thought of grafting some roots on the tree like i'm doing with another hawthorn but in the end i'll live with the tree how it is.

Smithy
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Hawthorn progression

Post  Sponsored content Today at 8:50 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum