Friday, May 9, 2014

Ezo spruce #4

Ezo spruce, Picea jezoensis, very old collected tree, possibly form the Kuril islands which now belong to Russia. Anyway, a special piece of material. Although the tree has been styled before I saw some changes that I would do. Now the main task is to grow  on the great stone by Avicenna. The crown is way too dense and needs wiring. This will happen if the tree looks happy still in August. Wiring is not the big deal about the art of bonsai as most think. The art has already happened, wiring is the additional craft.n The deadwood now looks a bit too dark after ist was worked on, fired and then painted with lime sulphur. It will be much lighter in the future.

1 comment:

Carolee Bier said...

I am always amazed by your ability to see the bonsai in a tree. Wonderful.