Archive for the European Style Category

Clock Plate

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Nyon Rose, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 23, 2017 by yumi

Hello there!

How have you been? We had a very big and strong typhoon last night, but I am glad that we were not affected by it. Here, it’s getting colder, and we can enjoy leaves changing soon!

Today, I want to show my clock plate. I painted this for my cousin who gave birth to a baby boy recently.  She became a mom when she was 47 years old. I am very impressed and happy for her.

Porcelain clock, Nyon roses, European style

 

Porcelain clock, Nyon roses, European style

I put her baby’s name, weigh, height and birthday in the Japanese way on the back side of the plate.

Now, I am painting another clock plate. You will see it soon!

This blog entry is the last before I go back to study abroad in Italy. After I return to Japan, I will show you my Italian trip.

Until then, happy painting!

-Yumi

 

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Butterflies Waltz

Posted in Awards, competition, European Style, Fantasy, flower painting, Modern Style, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2017 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing? I hope everyone is appreciating every moment and enjoying your lives.

In Japan we have lots of exhibitions in autumn because we think autumn relates to culture things. I want to go to art museums to see art shows.

A couple of weeks ago, we had a city art show where my piece had showcased, and my hubby and I went there to see it. This time I thought everybody leveled up their skills when I saw people’s art. I don’t know why I felt like that. Maybe I felt this way because one of my pieces didn’t make it into the exhibition.

To be honest with you, I painted this piece for my mom and tried to get a higher prize in the city art show. My mom requested me to paint flower lilies because she loves the flowers. I designed this with my mom’s request. I thought it would be a wonderful gift for my mom if I could win. She would have an award winning piece. I really wanted to get a higher prize for my mom. So, next year I want to try it out again!!!

Here is the piece that I got the lowest prize.

Butterfly painting on porcelain, fairly painting on porcelain, fantasy painting on porcelain

I am happy with the consequence because at least one of my pieces made it. My next goal is to get two of my pieces into the show and try to win a higher prize on one of them. I will try my best again!

Closing up pictures of my artwork, Butterflies Waltz

Butterfly painting on porcelain, fairly painting on porcelain, fantasy painting on porcelain

Butterfly painting on porcelain, fairly painting on porcelain, fantasy painting on porcelain

Takatsuki City Art Show, Yumiko Kanazawa

My piece in the show

Takatsuki City Art Show, Yumiko Kanazawa

 

Now, I have gone back to working on my homework for my painting school and practicing painting. I hope I will show you one of my homework or practicing pieces in two weeks!

Stay tuned!

-Yumi x

 

Some Pears on Porcelain

Posted in European Style, fruit painting, fruit painting, Still Life, Uncategorized with tags , on August 20, 2017 by yumi

Hi there! How are you doing? I am sorry that I couldn’t update last week. We had Obon last week (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon_Festival), and my family and I were busy with hanging out with our families. Especially, my husband’s brother’s family came to his parents’ house from Tokyo. We had fun time together.

Before the Obon, I was painting this plate, doing homework from my painting school and some pieces for the city art show. I painted pears on a plan plate to test color orange and yellow. I am happy that the result looks good.

Pear Painting on Porcelain

Pear Painting on Porcelain

 

Pear Painting on Porcelain, Fruit painting

Pear Painting on Porcelain

I painted this plate with some fat oil, but this is not one fire. I think I understood how to handle color yellow and red (orange). I want to paint with color yellow and red (orange) more, and you will see more pieces.

I guess I probably can update my blog in two weeks. See you then!

-Yumi x

 

 

A Blue Bird

Posted in Animal painting, birds, European Style, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 30, 2017 by yumi

Hi there! It’s so hot and humid in Japan. I hate summer, but we have to deal with it. I painted a blue bird because the color blue makes us feel cool. Actually, I painted this plate for my friend. I hope the blue bird brings happiness to her! ( In Japan we have a saying like blue birds are symbol of happiness.)

bird painting on porcelain, bird with a butterfly, European style bird

A Blue Bird

bird painting on porcelain, bird with a butterfly, European style bird

A Blue Bird

 

bird painting on porcelain, bird with a butterfly, European style bird

A Blue Bird

 

While I was painting the blue bird, I could feel cooler a little bit. It was fun to paint the bird. He seems to be a baby bird, doesn’t he?  I hope the butterfly is his friend, and not his food, lol.

The hot and humid weather makes me tired and paint slower. I will update my art blog in two weeks!

Have a lovely week or weekend!

-Yumi

 

Robins

Posted in Animal painting, birds, European Style, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 14, 2017 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing today? I hope everybody is having fun!

Today I want to show my robin paintings. I hope you like them.

Bird painting on porcelain, European style, One fire,

Robin painting on porcelain

Bird painting on porcelain, European style, One fire,

Robin painting on porcelain

 

Bird painting on porcelain, European style, One fire,

Robin painting on porcelain

 

Bird painting on porcelain, European style, One fire,

Robin painting on porcelain

I like painting robins because they are cute and have more ideas to paint them. You will see another designs some time.

Now, I am working on a landscape, butterflies, lilies, and fruits. I don’t know which one will be finished first.  I will show you something when I finish next time!

Have a lovely weekend!

-Yumi x

 

 

Tea Set

Posted in European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin, Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 30, 2017 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing today?

It’s getting more muggy in Japan, and I just don’t like it. I hope the weather where you live is nicer than here where we live.

I am sorry for the delay that I didn’t update my art blog. I am busy for school stuff. Today I show you one of my school projects that I painted. Although it’s nothing new and very classic, but I hope you like it.

European Style, Tea set, Hand painted

European style Tea set

I painted both front side and back side because my teacher forced me to do it. It took one and a half years to finish this tea set!!!! I used one of my foreign teachers, Birgit Porter’s studies for the set ( not used her techniques. My school doesn’t allow me to use other techniques that I learned out from my school.) , and now I am super happy that I finally could finish this.

European Style, Tea Set, Hand Painted

European style Tea Set

I learned a lot of things through making this tea set. I really wanted to add my creativity, but my school doesn’t allow me to add my tastes, even a little bit. I am in the midway of the B course of advance. I still have to finish three more pieces, but after that, I can go to the C course. After I finish the C course, I finally can become an instructor officially in Japan!!  I really hope at the end of next year, I will be able to graduate from my school!

Now, I am working on my original design while doing my assignments from my school. Doing school projects are boring, but I can build patience, preciseness and so on. So, it’s still good for me!

I have some news. I got in the most popular porcelain magazine.

yumi in a magazine1

 

yumi in a magazine3

 

yumi in a magazine4

I am so honored about this! I do appreciate Anna write about me on the magazine.

Next time, I will show you my bird painting again.

Have a lovely weekend! See you around next weekend!

-Yumi

Hummingbird Part 2

Posted in birds, European Style, flower painting, Modern Style, The Michigan Shcool with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2017 by yumi

Hello there!

How have you been? It’s been a while since I updated my art blog. I am sorry that I couldn’t update anything over for a month. I had been in the States, and two weeks ago I got home from America. I had fantastic time with my American friends and will write my adventures on my next blog entry.

Today I want to show you my other hummingbird painting because it’s getting really popular on Facebook.

I painted this for the Michigan school next year. I will share my techniques there in 2018. If you are interested in my class, please contact here: http://www.michiganporcelainartists.com/index.html

I hope I will meet you in my class at the Michigan school next year, and I am really looking forward to it!

bird painting, fat oil painting, one fire techniques,

My hummingbird painting

 

bird painting, fat oil painting, one fire techniques,

My hummingbird painting

 

bird painting, fat oil painting, one fire techniques,

My hummingbird painting

 

Now, I am busy for several art shows in Japan, painting orders and my assignments from my painting school I just started painting one piece for the one of the art shows. I finished my second tea set for my painting school. I will show you the tea set pictures soon as well.

I hope you all are having a fruitful day! Happy painting!!! See you next week here again!!

 

-Yumi