Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mugo pine #21

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in Switzerland in 2002, first image of 2004, pot by Bryan Albright. After the first styling the lowest branches died. By now the tree has recovered well from this problem.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic twisted pine. I do like the marriage of pot & tree. The way part of the pot/ container cuts off partial view of the trunk is slightly distracting but does add interest. This is something that I haven't seen done often, if at all. I would however, break off a portion of the jins below the crown. The straightest jin in the negative space in particular takes away from the spiraling movement of the composition. Have you considered editing this jin? Very nice tree!
-Brian

Anonymous said...

I agree with comment above. the pot is distracting but I think it's a compromise to minimize the straight trunk at that point. good start.