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Common Juniper - First styling, Comments & Suggestions requested

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Anthony:
Ray,

I kinda figured you would be working on junipers, as I reflected on the 1950's to 1960's cartoons, with the tree types being drawn. Lots of negative spaces, masses and as oil painters call them, patterns.

Yes, my brother-in-law [ Fine Artist trained in Florence, Italy - Studio Cecil-Graves ] also keeps a sketch of his trees, but the sketch usually arrives before the tree, since he uses seeds and cuttings. More line than mass.

I don't think the driftwood is needed, and may actually weaken your design if you try to grow out the bottom branch.
Not bothered by the needle size, and the tree feels elegant. Just needs to age.
Keep it healthy and thanks for showing, it's a pleasure to view.
Got any more?
Good Day
Anthony

* Yes, it is a pretty pot, but remember Bonsai is about your grown effort, not the potter. As frame is to painting.

jlushious:
I don't have a lot of experience with junipers, but something about this little guy - and particularly in that pot - really, really speaks to me. Love this!

raydomz:

--- Quote from: jlushious on September 09, 2014, 10:57 AM ---I don't have a lot of experience with junipers, but something about this little guy - and particularly in that pot - really, really speaks to me. Love this!

--- End quote ---

Glad you enjoy it!
I've found myself having more and more of an interest in needle junipers and now that I've got one I have the itch for another.

Herman:
take cuttings! these root very easily :)

very nice design, whimsical and feminine :)

kind regards
Herman

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