Archive for February, 2012

My Bird Painting #4, 5

Posted in birds, Christmas, European Style with tags , , , on February 14, 2012 by yumi

Hi, there! It’s still been cold days in my area where I live. We still have had a lot of snow here. I really look forward to spring! Spring here is amazing! I’d love to show our cherry blossoms on my other blog!

Today, I’d love to show my bird painting.

I painted the tree one for Christmas. Although I wanted to show it on Christmas Day on my blog, I lost the chance. The tree plate isn’t a miniature, but it’s still very small.

My Bird Painting on a Tree Plate

My Bird Painting on a Tree Plate

My Bird Painting on a Tree Plate

My Bird Painting on a Tree Plate

I painted this plate for my American friend. I will meet her in person in Tybee! For a long time she has been my conversational partner (We have been exchanging languages. ) Since I haven’t showed her bird painting yet, she will see this first time. I hope she loves it!

My Bird Painting for my American Friend

My Bird Painting for my American Friend

My Bird Painting for my American Friend

My Bird Painting for my American Friend

My Bird Painting for my American Friend

My Bird Painting with one fire

The Birds are one fire as always.  When I paint with a European Style, most of them are one fire.

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My Parents’ Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with A “Sometsuke” Syle

Posted in Arita, Imari painting, Japanese, Japanese Style, Sometsuke with tags , , on February 6, 2012 by yumi
Hi, there. Last week I had been very busy to go to Tokyo to take my European class, and I also went to Osaka three times to take my other painting classes. Although I could paint a lot, I couldn’t learn English well.
This week I’m sorta happy because I can focus on studying English more again because I have some free time! I will fly to America next week. So, until I go there, I’d love to improve my conversational skills even just a little bit.Today I’d love to show my newest Imari work. I painted them for my parents. My mom prefers Western style porcelain, on the other hand, my dad prefers a Japanese style.I designed the Imari cup and saucer sets for my parents. I tried to design that they seemed to be antiques. When some of my classmates looked at them, they said that I succeeded the design. They seemed to be antiques for them. When I received the comments from my friends, I was very happy 🙂

Cups with a Imari style for my parents

saucers with a Imari style for my parents

Cups with a Imari painting style for my parents

Cups with a Imari painting style for my parents

Two Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with a Japanese, Imari Painting style

Two Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with a Japanese, Imari Painting style

Two Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with a Japanese, Imari Painting style

Two Matching Cup and Saucer Sets with a Japanese, Imari Painting style

Front View of One of My Parents Japanese Plate with a Imari Painting Style

Front View of One of My Parents Japanese Plate with a Imari Painting Style

I love the “Sometuke” style, underglazed blue porcelain ware.  Sometsuke is a dyeing skill in which motifs are drawn on white porcelain (In my case, I draw on Imari unglazed porcelain.) using paint that includes cobalt to create a vivid indigo color. It was created in China and came to Japan from Korea.