City Art Show

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, birds, competition with tags , , , , on September 24, 2016 by yumi

Long time no see. I apologize for my laziness. I was busy trying to get in a city art show where I live. The art show is not a porcelain show and I had to compete with around 500 artworks. Everyone can enter one piece, and if they can’t win a prize, their piece can’t be displayed. If you want many people to see your piece, you have to win a prize. That’s the show rule.

I tried to enter the show with this piece and made it. When I received the news, I was very happy for it.

Bird painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Bird Painting

 

A couple of days ago, I went to the museum where my piece has been shown with my hubby. Before going there,  he and I were talking how many pieces would be in the show. He told me he guessed that everybody could get in the show because it’s the city art show. Well, we met some people who couldn’t get in there. I talked with several of them, and they told me that they have been trying for several years, but it’s hard for them to get in. They came there to get their pieces back. The show had prepared two rooms to put the pieces which couldn’t get in. I saw many pieces were there.

Bird painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Bird painting

 

I realized that to get in the show was a little bit more difficult that I had thought. The show is more serious that I had imagined. When I heard their stories, I felt sorry for them. At the same time I appreciated my luck.

Bird painting, American style, Porcelain painting

City Art Show

 

Bird painting, American style, Porcelain painting

My decorated piece at the city art show

 

While we were looking around, I heard an elderly woman who was with her husband pointing at my piece and said, “Oh, I love this one!”. It totally made my day.

It was fun to try out to get in a real art show. I want to do this every year from now on.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and supporting me! I will try to post something every weekend constantly, but I guess that I sometimes won’t be able to do this. Now, I am painting some mushrooms on mugs, and you will see them next weekend.

 

See you around next weekend!

 

-Yumi

 

B& B in Florida

Posted in My Trip with tags on August 13, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! How have you been? Today, my blog entry is not about my piece, and I am sorry for this.

Last year, I took a class with Gay and Linda in Florida from San Do. At that time, I was super busy and couldn’t write about my trip of Florida. I learned how to paint glasses and I will make my original piece with the techniques to show you what I learned there some day.

Today I write about our trip. Gay and I stayed at a country style of B and B. She found the place and booked for us. It was my first time to stay at B and B. When I looked at the house, I was in love with the house in the first sight. It was just like a house in a magazine, Country Living! Gay and I stayed there for a week. I just loved the B and B, but well, I didn’t like the breakfast because I don’t eat cereal. Besides that, the place was wonderful! I learned a lot and had a great time with Gay and Linda! We went to a zoo. I took lots of pics of animals there. I know I have to paint some of them from the pics!

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As looking at these photos, the house was just like a museum. Since I am a big fan of American country side, I really enjoyed there.

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Since the owner couple is a huge fan of antiques, we could see them everywhere. Gay and I also enjoyed going antiquing where the couple recommended us.

DSCF6780One day, the owner told us that he caught an wild  armadillo. I have never seen the wild one because in Japan we don’t have them. They are zoo animals for us. They look very cute, but according to him, they give damage their garden.

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Next week, I will show you my art piece. I am glad that I finally could write about my trip of Florida in 2015 before forgetting it. I hope I can stay there again some day. The owner couple was so kind and nice. They told me that I was the first Japanese guest for them. I wrote my name and address in Japanese on their guest notebook.  I still have several trips of New Orleans or Yellow Stones. I have to write about them as well.

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful old house. See you again next weekend here! Have a great weekend!

 

-Yumi

Blue and White

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures with tags , , , , on August 6, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! I am sorry for the delay. Last week I was busy for doing seven days art challenge on Facebook. I am glad that I finally can update my art blog tonight.  How is the weather where you live? Here it is extremely muggy. Today Osaka recorded 38 degrees Celsius! I almost melt with this humid summer!!!!

Since it’s too hot, I didn’t want to use many colors. So, I painted only blue. I bought the beautiful elegant shaped Limoges porcelain box at San Do’s painting studio a couple of years ago. Since then, I had an idea to paint a landscape on it.  The blue roses are Nyon roses.

Thank you so much for your support. See you next weekend here again!

 

-Yumi

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

 

I hope you like this small porcelain box.

 

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

 

 

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Bee

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, flower painting on July 24, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! How have you been? I am sorry that this blog entry was delay.

Today I show you my bee painting. This is not a one fire painting. I fired this piece three times.

I hope you like it.

 

It was fun to paint a bee. I just focused on painting the bee and the flower is a pen work.

American style, animal painting, porcelain painting

Bee

 

American style, animal painting, porcelain painting

Nyon Style

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose, Uncategorized on July 16, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you spending this weekend? I hope you all are having fun!

Today I will show you my Nyon painting. I haven’t painted this style for a while and it was good for me to practice it.

I got the porcelain in the States a couple of years ago. Small porcelain is always good for painting Nyon style. When you get some small porcelain, I suggest you to try out the Nyon style! Your white porcelain will look very cute in it!

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

These are fired once and painted with fat oil. I hope you like my style of Nyon.

Have a lovely weekend! See you next week here again!

 

-Yumi

 

 

My Bird Painting

Posted in Animal painting, birds, European Style, Uncategorized on July 9, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing today? I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend!

Today I want to show you my newest bird painting. I finished painting this plate yesterday for this blog, lol. I painted the bird with some fat oil. The painting is one fire as well. I hope you like this cute little bird!

European style, one fire, fat oil, bird painting, china painting, porcelain painting.

Bird Painting

 

European style, one fire, fat oil, bird painting, china painting, porcelain painting.

Bird Painting

 

Happy painting! Have an awesome weekend! See you here again next weekend!

 

-Yumi

My Mice Paintings

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, competition, Uncategorized on July 2, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing this weekend? I hope you are having a good time!

Today I show you my animal paintings. I painted these in Michigan. While I was there, my American friend Gay shared that they would have a show at the end of June. I entered the pieces in the show. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a prize, but I enjoyed painting them.

They are small pieces, and the size is as same as a post card. I painted these to follow a color theory, and I think I finally understood it.

I like painting animals and I want to paint more. I hope you like my mice!

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

I am sorry. I edited the size and couldn’t fix it. Since I left these paintings at Gay’s, I can’t take pictures again. I hope you can see it, lol. I know it’s too small.

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mice

After I painted them, Gay framed them for me. Thank you so much, Gay!

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

animal painting, American style, Porcelain painting

Mouse

 

Have a lovely weekend! See you next weekend here again!

 

-Yumi