Archive for August, 2013

Native American Jewelry Box

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Jewerly Painting with tags , , on August 19, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Today’s entry is a native American jewelry box, and I painted it for the international Mexico convention in 2013.

I did the workshop in Mexico, and I really had a great time with my students at the workshop.

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

Wall Pockets with The Nyon Style

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by yumi

Hell friends!

Thank you so much for taking a look at my pansies and peals plate that I posted yesterday. It recorded over 400 footprints from all over the world only for a day, and I really appreciate it.  I’m very glad!

Today I post my other newest work.

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

Wall pockets with the Nyon Style

 

The Nyon style is dying art form like kutani in Japan. It’s from Switzerland and I really love these tiny flowers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pansies and Pearls

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Jewerly Painting, KPM Berlin, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by yumi

Hi, there!

What’s up? In Japan the weather is crazy hot! I’ve been tired from the heat.

It’s getting closer me going back to the U.S, and I’m very excited!

Today I want to show my newest work.

I painted this piece for one of my American friends, Sue’s request. I will do the workshop at her’s, and I’m really looking forward to painting with her and her people in her group!

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

See you soon people at Sue’s!

 

 

 

 

Painting with Birgit Porter!

Posted in European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin with tags , , , , on August 10, 2013 by yumi

Two months ago I learned the KPM Berlin techniques from Birgit Porter in Georgia, America with Gay and Dixie.

We stayed at the host’s house for 6 days and took a four-day class. We practiced several flowers, and it was my first time to use her type of fat oil. I hadn’t mixed fat oil, clove oil, turpentine and lavender oil before, and it was new things for me.  When I painted with the techniques, first of all, it was not easy. It was very difficult for me to keep the good consistency for painting. While practicing, I became used to it.

Birgit painted any kind of flowers without looking at the real ones, and it made me very surprised. I think she had been trained at the KPM factory for a long time. So, her hands reminds how to paint. It was really amazing.

While teaching the KPM techniques, she painted several flowers for me.

Birgit Porter

Birgit Porter’s hand painted Plate

 

I practiced the flowers many times on a title.

 

My Practicing Piece

My Practicie Piece

 

My Practice Piece

My Practice Piece

 

Since I love the European style, I became a big fan of her techniques!  Since I returned to Japan, I’ve been practicing her techniques every day. I finished several pieces, and I want to show my other practice pieces later on the other blog entry.

I became good friends with Birgit, and we talked a lot until midnight every day. She became one of  my international sisters.  She told me that many people say the KPM techniques are very difficult and it’s hard for them to master it, but I really don’t think so. I don’ think it’s difficult. I think it needs a little bit practicing time compared to other techniques, and that’s it. I painted some pansies and pearls with the KPM techniques and I will show the piece later too. I think we can use the techniques to a lot of things not only flowers. I want to use the techniques a lot to my paintings from now on.

She taught us very gently, and I really loved the way she teaches us.

Birgit with Her Students

Birgit with Her Students

 

Birgit, Gay and Dixie

Birgit, Gay and Dixie

 

We stayed at the friend of Birgit’s house, and it was just amazing. Foods were good, and she was full of hospitality.  We really enjoyed painting, eating, hanging out, chatting, learning, sharing or whatever.

 

The View From the House

The View From the House

 

I want to take her classes every time I go back to America from now on. She explained how to design some bouquets, and I want to learn it more. I can copy the European style of bouquets, but I can’t design my original ones. I really want to become able to do it.  I also want to learn how to paint fruits too.

I will take her class at Dixie’s soon, and will learn how to paint super miniature portraits. I really can’t meet her again and learn from her!

 

 

 

 

A Traditional Kutani Plate in Japan

Posted in International Convention, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes, My Trip with tags , , , on August 1, 2013 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? I’ve been doing well, and started preparing my third studying abroad in America this year. I will fly to America in three weeks, and stay there for two months! I really can’t wait!

Before going back to America, I want to update my art blog as many as I can.

Today’s blog entry is “Kutani”. I painted this plate for the international Mexico convention this year.

When I showed it to people in Mexico, most of them were so interested in our classical and traditional style, Kutani because it’s their first time to see the Kutani style in person. Many people in Mexico said the colors on the plate were very unique. Yes, they are!!! That’s because they are made from glass. Only Kutani uses the colors made from glass in Japan.  I’m really glad that many people became interested in Kutani.

Kutani

Kutani Plate

They said the green color on the plate was so lovely, and I totally agree with them. I’m very proud of our this art form, Kutani and the colors.

I’m so glad that I could introduce Kutani to people in Mexico, and they really loved my plate!

Kutani

A rare side of a Kutani plate

Kutani

Kutani Plate

I donated this plate to the convention, and one of the Mexican ladies has kept it. I’m really happy that my plate is in Mexico!