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Post  dick benbow on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:08 pm

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some remodeling in the alcove room halted my abilty to display in there on the scroll. I did want to be able to share my latest shikishi board scene. It's of a deep clear mountain lake that I commissioned because I wanted to use it with the loon tenpai. Atleast
you can see how they go together. I have several american white pine types (limber and whitbark) that would go nicely with the loon and new art.

I have one more piece of art coming, of bull fighting, like the Niigata Koi breeders do in late spring and early summer. I'll share it when I receive it. I have a variety of koi patterned figurines to use as tenpai to go with it. Suprisingly, many of these Koi folks also have a nice collection of satsuki which would seem to be a natural bonsai for the time. thinking a nice shiro utsuri koi figure to use with the colorful flowers. The fish is black and white so it would not compete with the bonsai.
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Post  dick benbow on Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:18 pm

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Coupla fighting bulls housed and operated by one of the koi breeders in Niigata
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Post  Norma on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Hi Dick,

What a beautiful painting! I'm pleased to discover the name of these scroll boards 'shikishi'. My son, who is a photographer has made a couple for me using his photos and computer. Here is one:


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Thanks for sharing!
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Post  dick benbow on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:17 am

matsuba...the pine cone....how woud you use that in a display? You couldn't use a pine as your main bonsai as that would be redundant. I like your resource person Smile
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Post  Norma on Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:12 am

I've used this scroll 'shikishi' with a bronze lingbi mountain stone. The white on the peaks suggest winter which is what I wanted with the frosted pine needles. I agree a pine bonsai would not be suitable but a winter silhouette of an understory tree or a winter azalea could be a possibility. My club seldom has winter shows so this shikishi will be used in my home displays for now.

Oh yes, I did want to mention I mounted the picture on art board with gold painted framing. I have several shikishi I purchased in San Francisco which served as inspiration and size guides. I love changing them for the seasons and usually use them for stones.

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Post  dick benbow on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:56 pm

thanks,Norma....I'm finding and it sounds like you are too, that display can best be practiced and enjoyed within the confines of one's own home. Smile

I do think this keeps one's skills active and better refined so when the opportunity for public display occurs occassionally, the skills one develops makes for a nicer prsentation.
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