Archive for July, 2011

My Bird Painting

Posted in birds, European Style with tags , , on July 26, 2011 by yumi

Hi, there. How are you doing? I am quite enjoying painting every day! I especially enjoy painting birds recently. I would love to show some of my bird paintings today. I painted the two bird paintings with a European painting style.

This is my first bird painting. I painted it from an installation for birds.

This is my second bird painting. I painted it from a picture book for birds.

I love the design of the gold on the plate. I really think the gold design suit the bird painting! When I realize that my gold design, my painting and the figure of the pottery that I painted suit, it always makes me very happy!!!

I have been painting Baltimore Oriole from an American bird magazine. I am almost done it. I am looking forward to showing the bird next time!

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My Fenghuang Painting

Posted in Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Sometsuke with tags , , , on July 21, 2011 by yumi

Hi, friends. How are you doing? We have been having hot days in Japan. I almost start to melt because of this hot weather!
I hope everybody is fine and enjoy the summer season.

I would like to show my fenghuang bird today. It was came from China, and it is not a real bird.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenghuang
However, Japanese artists love painting and creating the statue of the birds. You can look at the most famous statue at the top of the Kinkau temple roof in Kyoto. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Japan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji

I painted it with a Imari painting style. Red colors and blue colors combinations are quite common in Imari painting. I added some gold on my plate. You can look at the mark, 卍 on my plate. It is the mark as auspicious omens motif in Buddhism.

Cherubs

Posted in European Style, Portrait with tags , , on July 12, 2011 by yumi

I would like to show my cherub painting today. I practiced to paint various cherubs in monotone colors after I painted one of them in some colors.

I like painting angels. They are chubby and adorable. Although I am not a Christian, I feel happy while I have been painting  them. I am not used to looking at many cherubs because I am a Buddhist, and I don’t go to church, but I hope that my cherubs seems to be plump and cute as well.

My Landscapes

Posted in American Syle, European Style, landscapes with tags , , , , on July 4, 2011 by yumi

My landscape painting has been developing. I would like to show you some of my landscape paintings today.

The first picture is my first landscape painting. I painted it four years ago after I started to learn porcelain painting with a European painting style. I know it is not a good work, but I like it.

My second picture is my second landscape. I also painted it with a European painting style for three month ago. Compared to the last one I can realize that how much I have been improving! It makes me feel very happy. Look at the gold part. As I mentioned that the tiny dots killed me on Facebook when I updated my Nyon’s roses. The gold work also killed me more! It was so difficult for me to draw. According to my painting teacher, Gold was very precious, and for even Kings it was very difficult to get. So, both the dots and the irregular thin line works were thought in turn covering all the parts with gold. When people looked at the gold parts with dots or tiny lines, they thought as if the work were covered with full of gold. However, it must be much easier for painters to paint the parts all gold, lol.

Last two pictures are my first landscapes with an American painting style. It is much easier for me to paint landscapes with slower dried medium and some flat brushes. I designed the Mable pattern on the trims of the plates. It was my first time to paint in sepia colors. It was very fun!

Thanks for looking at my artwork. If you have some time, please a leave comment!

I am sorry that it was difficult to take pictures of my landscapes because of my lack of skills. When you click each pictur, you can look at the painting better.