Archive for January, 2012

My Miniatures!

Posted in birds, European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by yumi

Hi, friends. How are you doing? I’ve been stuck in my house because we have had a lot of SNOW!!! Today I had to shovel the snow for an hour. I hate it!!!!

Meanwhile, I finally took some pictures of my miniatures. I’m so happy to be able to post my miniatures pictures on my blog today!

My Miniature Clock with A lovely Tassle

My Miniature Clock with A lovely Tassle

My MIniature Painting, a Bird Cage

My MIniature Painting, a Bird Cage

My Miniature Painting, a Bird Cage

My Miniature Painting, a Bird Cage

My MIniature Painting

My MIniature Painting

My Miniature Painting

My Miniature Painting

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My MIniature Painting with a lovely Tassel

My Pendant Top with Roses

My Pendant Top with Roses

My Pendant Top with Pink Roses

My Pendant Top with Pink Roses

My Miniatures

My Miniatures

I”m planning to paint more on such miniature white porcelain pill boxes, pendant tops, clocks and so on from now on.  I really love classic, elegant and antique-ish porcelain!! I also love miniatures. After I finish painting several pieces, I will show my new pieces here! I love receiving many comments. It’s good for me to improve my painting skills. So, when you finish taking a look, please leave a comment! I’m looking forward to receiving a lot of comments all over the world!

-Yumi

My Dresden Plates #7, 8

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by yumi

Hello, friends. How is the weather where you live? We have had a lot of snow since yesterday. Since I wanted to update my newest project, miniatures, I can’t take any pictures because of the weather. In addition to that, I’m worried about my digital camera. Although I’ve been charging it for a long time, it become out of batteries very quickly. It’s really something strange! I might have to buy a new one for my art blog.

For some reasons, I’d like to update my Dresden plate again. I’m sorry.

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

It is a bit difficult for me to paint yellow roses with a Dresden style. I gave the blue plate to my Japanese friend who is also a china painter.

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front of view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

Front view of my Dresden plate #7, #8 with a European style painting

I’d like to add that my Dresden plates are one fire. That’s why you can see very bright colors on my plate. I’m planning to take other techniques in a Dresden style. After that, I’d like to paint with the techniques and show my plates here again!

A Simple Pattern is the Best

Posted in Arita, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kakiemon, Sometsuke with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by yumi

I finished firing my Imari plates a couple days ago. I’ve fired my over glazed conditioned Imari plates with 780 degree Celsius. Although I’m Japanese, and I’m used to looking around many Japanese painting, somehow to paint with a Japanese style is the most difficult for me. I guess that’s because most of Japanese styles seem to be very simple, on the other hand they need high painting techniques for painting.

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

I love the old Japanese pattern, called “takokarakusa” in Japanese. I think we can see the similar pattern all over the word. It is called Arabesque in some European countries and Arabic countries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabesque

Although it is very interesting,  I sometimes receive some comments, “Your penwork is beautiful!”.  I haven’t penworked. All my painting except one are with some brushes including this Japanese painting style, an American style and a European style. Since our painting style were accepted to some European countries like German, they’ve changed our style. European painters have painted with our techniques with their pens, but we haven’t. All Japanese painting are painted with some Japanese brushes.

To tell you to the truth, I painted my first Takokarakusa plate with under glaze condition. However, it was broken.

My broken Takokarakusa plate

My broken Takokarakusa plate

I was upset, shocked and disappointed at it a lot at the time. It takes a long time for me to paint the blue Takokarakusa.  Since I started to paint it again, I hope I can show it as soon as possible.

My Dresden Plate #5, #6

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by yumi

Hi, friends. Happy New Year! This is my first entry for 2012. To tell you to the truth, I wanted to update my Imari plate for my first blog entry for thi year. However, it was broken, and I couldn’t show the plate here. I started to paint the same pattern on another bisque plate again. After I finish it, I will show you it. I’m looking forward to showing it to you all!

Meanwhile, I show my Dresden Plates again. This pattern is my favorite! I painted the same pattern on two different plates. One is for me, and the other is for my mom. She is a BIG fan of my art. I’m really happy to have such an enthusiastic fan, lol.

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

I painted the plate for my mom. When she received it, she cried. I was so happy at the time.

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Dresden Plate with a Europan painting Style

Which plates do you prefer?

2011 in review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 1, 2012 by yumi

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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