Archive for January, 2014

A Sake Bottle with the Kutani Techniques

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes with tags , , , , on January 27, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

Today’s entry is the Japanese style! It’s a sake bottle and I painted it for my mom. She doesn’t drink at all, but she wants to use it as a vase.

The design is twisted, and it’s a feature of Kutani tableware. Isn’t it a unique style?

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

I hope you like our Japanese style!!

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Miniature portraits

Posted in American Syle, Miniatures, Portrait with tags , , , , on January 21, 2014 by yumi

Hello there!

This is my first blog entry for this year. It’s time for me to start blogging again! Thanks as always for visiting my blog!! When you look at my artwork and read the blog entry, please leave a comment!! It always encourages me and has become a really good motivation to keep on painting for me!!! Thank you so much!

Meanwhile, last year I learned how to paint miniature portraits from my dear teacher, Birgit Porter from Germany in America.

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

I painted a Russian princess and one of my daughter’s super miniatures in the class. After I returned to Japan, I finished two of left of my daughter’s super miniatures.

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

The super minis are almost the same size as a penny. I wanted to make a necklace with each of them, but I figured out that it’s difficult and needs a lot of money. So, I almost gave it up. However, when I showed them to my other teacher, San Do, he suggested that I can make a porcelain button. I think it’s very cute to have some porcelain buttons with my daughter’s portraits!

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

After I finished them, I started practicing some miniature portraits again. They are my practice pieces.

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

The right one is my self-portrait. I’m planning on giving it to my mom as a surprise gift on my birthday. I think on a birthday that we should appreciate to our parents to give birth. I learned it after I gave birth to my daughter. The left of two are my daughter. I bought the blanc porcelain necklaces and broach in Florida with Gay.
This is a good size for me to wear and paint on.

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

Can you see my daughter’s facial expression? She is crying and I painted some tear drops on her face. It was so much fun!!!

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

Miniature portraits

I love painting miniatures and want to practice more!!!