A Still Life Painting at San Do’s Painting Studio in Tampa, Florida!

Hi there! Long time no see!!! I finally came back here!!!! Although I have to write about some of my nominations, I really would love to post about my last studying abroad in America for this year today! I learned how to paint a still life at San Do’s painting studio in Tampa, Florida with Gay.

I stopped by Gay’s house in Michigan first, and she and I flied to Tampa together. We had a great great time there with San and Bill! It was my first time to go to Tampa and visit his painting studio. Since San allowed me to post some his painting studio’s photos, I’d love to share some of them with you here! His painting studio was awesome, BUT he and Bill invited Gay and me to their house, and their house was just AMAZING!!!! I’ve never ever seen such the house yet because it was full of china paintings from KPM, Meissen, Limoges and many porcelain factories!!!! They have been collecting a lot of beautiful antique porcelains and they explained how they got them, who painted, and so on. Gay and I really enjoyed it! I didn’t take any pictures of them, but Bill told us that they might make a book of their collections. I hope they will make it and I can buy one of them!! His painting studio has a bath room where is also full of Alfred Tledano’s Dresden paintings!!!! The room is not allowed to take pictures, but it was also fabulous!!!!!!!

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San has been selling some Limoges white porcelain and I bought two of them. I’m planing to paint one of them for Gay’s school and donate it for an auction at her School. Since I saw some good white porcelain including Limoges, I’d love to buy more next year! My classmates were 4 people including Gay and me. I met them at the Tybee school and I thought it’s a small world. After school we ate Greek food at a Greek restaurant.

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

Gay, San and I sometimes went to Tony’s restaurant to eat lunch, and the restaurant was my favorite!

My Favorite Menue of Tony's Restaurant

My Favorite Menu of Tony’s Restaurant

The potion of the restaurant was huge and I could eat a half of amount. We can choose three meals and the combination was my favorite: mushrooms, fried fish and broccolies.

San, Bill, Gay and I had eaten dinner after our class every time. We went to a sea food, Thai and Vietnamese restaurant together and I ate fried alligators and fried green tomatoes for the first time! They were good!

Fried alligators

Fried alligators

Flied Green Tomamoes

Flied Green Tomamoes

So, I have to show my piece!!!

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

I painted the still life painting with San Do. Taking San’s class is always fun and I love painting with him. He is definitely my favorite teacher! Every time I have taken his class, I’ve tasted myself how much I’ve improved my painting skills. If he doesn’t touch some parts of my painting, it means it’s perfect. This time he didn’t touch my pears! I’m so glad I could paint pears such real!!

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

I asked San if I could add some water drops on his design, and he taught me how to paint water drops in this class. While waiting for my turn that San corrected, I practiced water drops and pearls on another tile from another San’s design.

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

This is my practice piece of water drops. San didn’t correct it and just said I did a good job.When he saw I was painting with the water drops with some tiny Japanese blushes, he was very surprised. I’m not used to painting with an American style and painted them with my style with my Japanese blushes.

Water Drops from a San Do's study : Designed by San Do

Water Drops from a San Do’s study : Designed by San Do

Since painting water drops was very fun, I’d love to paint more water drops!!

I really think San is a great painter because he copied some KPM antique portraits and when I saw them, I couldn’t recognize which ones were San’s paintings and which ones were originals. I was so inspired by his works. He also paints with no blush marks and no dusts. His works are so smooth. I showed him my practicing portraits’ pictures on my blog and asked some advice because mine have gotten some dusts. He taught me how to paint without dusts. When I paint something with an American style next time, I’d love to pay more attention. I love painting still life paintings, and I’d love to improve my skills in still life paintings more from now on! Gay and I signed up next year’s class. I can’t wait to paint with Gay and San again in Tampa! I really appreciate to Gay to take me to San’s painting studio and paint with me!!! Thank you so much, Gay! Next year we will take his portrait class, but we can choose our painting objects. Since I’d love to learn how to paint wrinkles on faces, I’d love to choose some interesting Asian or African women’s faces. I have some good photos of them and would like to bring them.

San and Bill will go to Thailand and attend the Thailand convention. I’d love to join them and go there with Gay!

Today a friend of mine, Minerva edited my photos and shared them with me. So, I’d love to add them on my this blog entry. Thank you so much, Minerva! I know I have to improve my photo skills, but having such friends who help me is so nice, isn’t it?

 

31 Responses to “A Still Life Painting at San Do’s Painting Studio in Tampa, Florida!”

  1. TRES BELLE REALISATION

  2. Kay Lane Says:

    You write wonderfully, I feel as though I was there with you! Beautiful job

    • Hi, Kay! Thank you for visiting my blog and read the blog entry! I really wish you were there!!!!! I’m really looking forward to hanging out with San Gay, Emilie and you at Gay’s school! It would be so much fun!!!!!

  3. Great job, Yumi!!!!! Of course, I expected no less from you!!! Keep on learning and painting!

    • Hi, Emilie! Thank you for the comment!!! I learned a lot from San. Today I cleaned my house. Although I still have to clean my house, I’d really love to start studying English and painting again as soon as possible!

  4. I really enjoy your blog Yumi…it makes me feel as though I were experiencing it alongside of you.

    • Hi, Suzanne! Thank you for visiting my blog and read the blog entry! I met two ladies from Florida, one is from Brazil and the other is American but her husband was Mexican and lived there for 20 years at San’s painting studio again. I met them first at your school! San, Gay, them and I talked about you and your school. All of us love you and we think you are a very very sweet lady!!!!!!

  5. This is as always so exciting… Good Luck dear, Thanks and Love, nia

    • Hi, NIa! Thanks for the comment!!! I returned to Japan two days ago!!! All my studying abroad in America for this year was over and from now on I have to paint paint paint to improve my painting skills!!!!!!

      I realized that nominating bloggers to the Versatile Award is so difficult and and much harder to study English!! I know I have to do it, LOL!

      -Yumi

  6. Dell Ballard Says:

    Yumi, You’re such a very busy and talented lady. I look foward to seeing where you’re going and what beautiful thing you are painting next! Each thing seems better than the last.

    • Dell, my dear friend! Thank you so much as always for such the nice comment!!!!!! I’d love to surprise you more, lol so, I’d love to paint more and more!!!

  7. LIsa Kos Says:

    Very interesting to hear of your experiences with San. It sounds like you had a fabulous time and learnt many things.

    • Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the comment!! Yes, I really enjoyed painting with San and learned a lot from him! He is a great painter and a teacher for me!!!!

  8. i love the waterdrops as well.

    • Hi, Charlotte! How have you been? Thank you for taking a look at my latest work and the comment! I’m glad that you love my dewdrops!!!!!!

  9. Great blog entry. All of the pictures are good, but nothing like the actual painting. Loved painting with you. You are a good encourager.

    • Hi, Dixie! Thanks for the comment! I also loved painting with you! Taking pictures and show actual colors is so hard for me. I know I have to improve my photo skills more, lol.

      I’m looking forward to painting with you next year again!!

  10. so beautiful paintings….the one with drops is amazing….

    • Hi, elpulloverazul! Thanks for the comment! I added more photos that a friend of mine editied. You can see the pictures that are much closer to my actual paintings!

  11. I really enjoyed not only your pictures, but also your comment!
    I was surpirised because rwater dropps looked just real ones. You’re an awesome painter!!

  12. Yumi, parabéns pelo seu blog! Tudo maravilhoso! Aqui no Brasil temos muito desejo de pintar junto ao San. Suas pinturas são perfeitas! Quem sabe um dia possamos nos encontrar aqui no Brasil em minha casa e pintarmos junto com o San???
    Suas pinturas estão lindas, Yumi. Parabéns!

    • Hi, Kristiane.

      Thank you so much for the comment! San is my best teacher ever! When I can take his classes, I can learn a lot of things from him. I really love his painting techniques, artwork and everything. His personality is also very nice!

      Yes, some day we should paint together! We also should paint with San! It would be so much fun!!!!

      -Yumi

  13. What a great blog, I just found you! I hope someday you and I will paint together.

    • Hi, Richard!

      Thanks for visiting my blog! Do you remember that I met you at the GA school in March? I really hope we can paint together some day!

      -Yumi

  14. dohyounji Says:

    hi~^^
    It’s great to find your blog!
    Im live in new jersey and paint porcelain.
    If possible could I know san do’s studio address and contact detail?
    And Im very thanks your explain!!

  15. Janeice Waller Says:

    I would like a list of supplies that you sell. thanks

    • Hi, Janeice

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am sorry that my online shop is still under construction. If you live in Alabama or Flint, let me know. I will bring your order next year.

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