I have to sell bonsai stuff in order to survive and sometimes I buy things that just don’t move. I can’t afford to just dump stuff and move on and besides I was raised by parents and grandparents that experienced war austerity, waste is just not in my vocabulary. To that end I have spent a couple of evenings beavering away on some rather tatty scots pine that have been taking up space for a while now. I hate this kind of first work, it’s so coarse and results in a scruffy image but then we have to start somewhere right?
As usual your vision provides us with Bonsai that actually look like trees.
Has that area of dead bark been treated with some paste?
Can it be carved as a shari at a later date?
Graham – you always do good work!