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Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » July 4th, 2014, 5:11 pm

Here is a red pine ive worked on recently
This is the first proper work this tree has had in its life with a clear direction. It had been grown for the past 20 years before i received it 6 months ago.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby kez » July 4th, 2014, 5:32 pm

Nice work as always Hugh,

The Jin/Shari works adds an interesting touch. Red pine seems to naturally grow in a twin trunk style it would appear, I like that you have made the feature you have out of it!

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Re: Red Pine work

Postby Jason » July 4th, 2014, 6:16 pm

Very nice, looking at the first picture, I would have really struggled to find a direction for this one, but what you've come out with is great! Can't wait to see it develop :)
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby boom64 » July 4th, 2014, 8:25 pm

Hi Hugh ,Have to agree with the two above comments. Love the clever use of angles and style with this one. Cheers John.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby EdwardH » July 5th, 2014, 7:57 am

I'm struggling to see where you are going with this design :lost: . A virt would be great.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby treeman » July 5th, 2014, 10:58 am

EdwardH wrote:I'm struggling to see where you are going with this design :lost: . A virt would be great.

Me too.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » July 5th, 2014, 7:03 pm

kez wrote:Nice work as always Hugh,

The Jin/Shari works adds an interesting touch. Red pine seems to naturally grow in a twin trunk style it would appear, I like that you have made the feature you have out of it!

Kez


Yes red pine is generally a feminine tree and this tree does show these qualities. The jin is interesting, originally i was going to have it short and stubby like is generally done on pine but in this instance i though id keep the jin long. It was the oldest trunk on the tree and hence has a bit of character to it. I left a bit of bark up the jin as it was really old and nicely plated, it makes the tree a bit rougher looking, as pines should.

Jason wrote:Very nice, looking at the first picture, I would have really struggled to find a direction for this one, but what you've come out with is great! Can't wait to see it develop :)

cheers Jason, Me too!

boom64 wrote:Hi Hugh ,Have to agree with the two above comments. Love the clever use of angles and style with this one. Cheers John.

thanks mate ive tried to attempt pulling off a bit of a tension design with the trunk and apex moving towards the right and the character branch to the left while also holding a feminine quality. I think ive got it just about there.

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EdwardH wrote:I'm struggling to see where you are going with this design :lost: . A virt would be great.

Me too.


Heres a virt for you guys!
build a bit of ramification in the entirety of the tree particularity in the apex. more foliage on the left side of the character branch, more on the left of the second branch and more on the right of the apex but lowered down slightly.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby Boics » July 5th, 2014, 7:32 pm

I trust you Hugh.

Good work, I think this will look just fine in time.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby EdwardH » July 6th, 2014, 9:41 pm

Thanks for the virt Hugh. I can now see where you are heading.

I really like your plan for the trunk though I'm not to keen on the top half of the jin as it looks like it is trying to poke the main tree :o . It could just be the picture and actually look really good in 'person'.

I look forward to watching this tree progress.
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » July 6th, 2014, 10:19 pm

Boics wrote:I trust you Hugh.

Good work, I think this will look just fine in time.
Keep us posted.


thanks mate will do

EdwardH wrote:Thanks for the virt Hugh. I can now see where you are heading.

I really like your plan for the trunk though I'm not to keen on the top half of the jin as it looks like it is trying to poke the main tree :o . It could just be the picture and actually look really good in 'person'.

I look forward to watching this tree progress.


glad mate.
I think keeping the jin moves this tree away from something standard to a bit more unique, im not sure if the tree would benefit from its removal.
we'll see though in time ;)
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » July 6th, 2014, 10:30 pm

By the Way if anyone has or knows of a pot similar to the one in the virt. please dont hesitate to contact me :tu:
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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » June 28th, 2015, 4:43 pm

this week i reworked this red pine. IT was redesigned from the previous idea, A year of growth and even more possibilities opened up. the trunk line is now better appreciated than the last design.
Its close to be a formed tree now, just have to work on needle size and more ramification this year.
The tree has had a pot commissioned too which it will hopefully go into come spring.

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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » September 29th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Just managed to get some work in on this before the candles take off. 2 years since i last wired and my last post, potted once again at a new angle (well almost the original) and in a ceramic albeit a bit big, ill aim for a smaller pot next season. In my last post i changed the original design, soon after i repotted and i decided to go back on my descision and persist with the original design. and here is it is after some ramification, a bit of length and some fresh wire.

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Re: Red Pine work

Postby Nate.bonsai » September 29th, 2017, 9:55 pm

Good move on reverting to the original-ish potting angle - retains the elegant lines of the trunk, which you have brought out beautifully with the hanging branch movement in particular.


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Re: Red Pine work

Postby hugh grant » October 10th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Nate.bonsai wrote:Good move on reverting to the original-ish potting angle - retains the elegant lines of the trunk, which you have brought out beautifully with the hanging branch movement in particular.


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