Sunday, January 29, 2012

January spruce

In these days I styled a smaller spruce. It's a yamadori spruce I collected last spring. Since it showd nice grovth I decided it is OK to already work on it.
For the beginning I had to remove all the dead an unwanted branches.

Spruce after cleaning.

Nebari close-up.

Natural shari.

This is it for now.
Unfortunately some branches were too week to work on because they did not get enough sunlight due to the dead branches and therefore had to be removed. Plus some branches were too long, and the branches that were left on the tree had a lack of remification. Therefore a detailed styling could not be done. So I only wired the main branches and put them in place.
Bare in mind that the first branch will be bent more to the front in the future and will come more to the trunk.

On the collecting day with this and a few other spruce on my beck.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shohin display table

Today we had really good weater, so I went outside, took a piece of wood, my makita and dremel and began to carve.

After about two hours it looked like this.

Then it was time for some paint.
This is how it looks right now with a bonsai on it. In spring I will have to paint it with varnish.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Noelanders Trophy XIII - various

An artificial masterpiece by Paul Finch.

Noelanders Trophy XIII - exhibition

A few photos from the exhibition.

Noelanders Trophy XIII- demonstrations

As all the other years there were lots of demos going on. Such as Ryan Neil (USA), William Valavanis (USA), Jorge Campos (ES), Vaclav Novak (CZ) in Mauro Stemberger (IT) showed their skills.