Archive for the European Style Category

A Humming Bird

Posted in Animal painting, birds, European Style, flower painting with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2017 by yumi

Hello there! It’s getting warmer and we can hear footsteps of spring here. We will have cherry blossoms soon.

My family and I celebrated my husband’s parents’ 58th wedding anniversary a couple of days ago at a fancy Chinese restaurant in a hotel with them. I am glad they have been together such a long time together. Since I took some pics of the foods, I will update my other blog soon. If you are interested in Japanese Chinese cuisine (Well, in Japan some Chinese foods are called “cuisine”.), please check it out in a couple of days.

Meanwhile, in this blog, I want to show you my newest plate. I painted this plate for my in-laws. As you know, we don’t have humming birds in Japan, and they have never seen them in person. I saw them at my Alabama mom, Dixie’s several times. They are really tiny, and since then I wanted to paint them some time.

Humming Bird painting, European style,

Humming Bird painting

 

This is my first time to paint humming birds and I just loved it. I want to practice it more.

 

Humming Bird painting, European style,

Humming Bird painting

 

When you look at my plate, you imagine the humming bird’s buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sounds, it makes me really happy!

I will update my blog in two weeks and will show you a portrait for the first time in a couple of years!

Have a lovely week and see you soon!

 

-Yumi

 

 

Miniatures Boxes

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin, Meissen Style, Miniatures, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2017 by yumi

Hello there!!! How have you been? I hope you all are doing fine.

Today I want to show you my miniatures. I painted  on some Limoges white porcelain. I bought them in Italy last December. I have been collecting Limoges white porcelain miniature boxes because I love them. They are so cute, and it’s always so much fun to paint miniature flowers or something on them! I hope you like my hand painted miniature boxes.

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

The inside of the each boxes has cute bugs. The crocus one has a tiny ladybug and the daffodil one has a tiny butterfly.

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

This  box is my favorite.

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Which one do you like the best?

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

Limoges miniature boxes, European Style

Limoges miniature boxes

 

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I used the patterns from Brigit Porter’s studies, but I didn’t use her techniques. I have been learning one-fire techniques from my painting school for years. So, I painted these boxes with the techniques from my school during I was doing my assignments to use the same colors.

I haven’t painted miniatures for a while, and I really enjoyed painting them. I still have some Limoges boxes and want to paint on them again!

I hope I can see you all on my art blog next week! I will try my best!!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

-Yumi

Practicing Butterflies!

Posted in European Style, Fantasy, Modern Style with tags , , , , on February 12, 2017 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? We have snow in Japan, and the weather is really cold. I started knitting for the first time in three years! I am knitting a pair of mittens to my mom.  However, my kitty, Jiji annoys me a lot when I knit. I can’t focus on knitting. Even so, I am enjoying knitting and playing with Jiji at the same time, lol.

Today I want to show you my butterfly plate.  I bought lots of painting supplies at my Italian painting teacher, Patrizia’s and to get used to them, I started practicing both with her painting supplies and techniques. I chose butterflies as my first practice subjects.

I know I need practice more to paint butterflies, but I am happy that my first butterflies look good. I have more ideas about butterfly paintings, and you will see more this year.

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me. I do appreciate you a lot. I hope you all are having a good weekend!

-Yumi

R.I.P Alfred Toledano

Posted in Dresden, European Style, flower painting with tags , , , , on January 20, 2017 by yumi

Hi there! How have you been?

Today,  I want to pay tribute to my painting teacher, Alfred Toledano. He passed away two years ago, and I didn’t know that until I heard it from my Italian teacher in Italy last December. When I heard he passed away, I was shocked.

I learned from Alfred Toledano in Tybee island, Georgia, the States more than five years ago. It was my first time to see him in person, but before that I had known about him through my other painting teacher, San Do. I bought his art piece at an Arizona school eight years ago from San Do. He was selling Alfredo’s hand painted porcelain at his classroom then. He talked about Alfredo with lots of jokes and I thought some day I wanted to learn from Alfred because I love the Dresden Style.

Alfred Tledano

Alfred Tledano’s hand painted piece

Alfred Tledano

Alfred Tledano’s hand painted piece

Three years later, I got a chance to learn from Alfred at Tybee. I took two of his classes with my Alabama mom, Dixie. He was a really cute old gentleman. He didn’t speak English so much, but he was a great teacher. I really liked him. Since then, I met him at a Canada international porcelain show, several times at San Do’s painting studio in Floida,  American international porcelain Show in Florida and of course Tybee school as well. Every time I met him, he smiled and called me “Yumi!!!!” and kissed on my both cheeks. That’s because he was European.  I liked the way he greeted me. He gave me a huge hug as well.

It was in American international porcelain show, Florida when I met him last time. He was drawing something on a piece of paper. He gave me a big smile and huge hug as well then. After finishing the drawing, he signed his name on it and gave it to me. I still keep it and it has become one of my treasures of Alfredo’s memories with his hand painted porcelain.

Alfred Tledano

Alfred Tledano’s hand drawing

I painted this piece to pay tribute to Alfredo. I mixed Dresden and the Japanese style a bit to create my style of Dresden.

My hand painted Dresden, Alfredo Style

My hand painted Dresden, Alfredo Style

My hand painted Dresden, Alfredo Style

My hand painted Dresden, Alfredo Style

As thinking about Alfredo, he was a great artist, teacher and friend to me. I really miss him. I sometimes want to paint Dresden from his studies to mix with my style from now on to remember him.

Alfredo Toledano

Alfredo Toledano at Canada International Show

I hope he is enjoying painting in heaven too.

-Yumi

The Holiday Season Is Coming!

Posted in Christmas, European Style, landscapes with tags , , , , on November 26, 2016 by yumi

Hello there!

How have you been? I am very sorry that I couldn’t update my art blog at all. I went back to my painting school, and I am busy for doing my assignment. I am in a mid course of advanced and have to paint a lot to finish the course.

I am glad that today I can post something! I painted this place more than four years ago at my painting school. I  painted this Christmas place with one fire techniques.  Do you plan on painting something Christmas this year? Do you have some ideas for painting? I hope I can paint something Christmas this year and can update it here. I will try my best.

Christmas Plate, Christmas scenery, One fire techniques

Christmas Plate

Christmas Plate, Christmas scenery, One fire techniques

Christmas Plate

 

Christmas Plate, Christmas scenery, One fire techniques

Christmas Plate

 

Christmas Plate, Christmas scenery, One fire techniques

Christmas Plate

 

Christmas Plate, Christmas scenery, One fire techniques

Christmas Plate

 

My teacher in Tokyo gave me two objects, the burn and poinsettias. I combined two of them and designed the plate. My teacher loved it, and I got a big compliment from her. She wanted to keep the plate to show it to other students and recently she returned it to me. She had showed it to others for more than four years. I am so honored, lol.

Tomorrow, I will update my other blog that I have been introducing Japanese culture.  So, stay turned!

-Yumi

 

 

Painting with Simona-Marina Braathen from France マスタークラブ大阪のシモナ先生のセミーに参加させていただきました

Posted in European Style, Jewerly Painting, Miniatures, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 1, 2016 by yumi

This entry is both in Japanese and English, but I don’t translate what I write in English into Japanese, visa versa. If you are interested in what I write in your unknown language, feel free to ask me. I am willing to tell you.

昨日、お誘いいただいてマスタークラブ大阪支部のセミナーに参加してきました。先生は、フランス人のシモナ・マリナ先生で、細かいレースの描き方を習ってきました。マスタークラブの展示会が大阪であり、シモナ先生はその展示会のために来日されていました。私は、初めてそのセミナーに参加させていただきました。シモナ先生とは2年前、フロリダのIPATショーでお会いしたことがありますが、その時は、全くお話ししませんでした。だから、セミナーの前、英語が通じるのか少し不安でした。結局は、心配する必要など全くありませんでした。先生の英語は素晴らしく、どんな質問にも答えてくださいました。マスタークラブ大阪の皆さんも初めて参加した私にとても親切に接してくださいました。楽しくおしゃべりしながら新しいことを習うのは、本当に楽しかったです。シモナ先生、マスタークラブ大阪の皆様、大変お世話になりました。今回マスタークラブの作品展にお邪魔させていただくことができず、セミナーだけの参加となりましたことお詫び申し上げます。次回は是非作品展にお邪魔して、皆様の素晴らしい作品を拝見させていただくのを楽しみにしております。また、マスタークラブのますますのご発展をお祈り申し上げます。 金澤 由美子

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Yesterday, I took a class from Simona-Marina Braathen from France in Osaka, Japan with members of Master club. Master Club had an exhibition and she was visiting Japan as a feature artist for the show. Master Club is a porcelain painting club in Japan to improve our painting skills. I am not a member, but some of members asked me to take the class. Well, I had a great time with members and Simona. It was so much fun! I was just in love with her techniques because I love preciseness, lol. We made a pendant to scratch the surface of the porcelain with unfired black paints with a toothpick. The butterfly on the porcelain looks lace! The techniques were amazing!! I learned some new techniques, and now I have so many ideas to use them on my works.

First of all, I want to finish my piece. Secondly, I want to practice what I learned. Thirdly, I want to create my own art with the techniques!

You will see my piece with Simona’s techniques some day soon.

Thank you as always for your support! See you around here again next weekend!

-Yumi

 

 

Blue and White

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures with tags , , , , on August 6, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! I am sorry for the delay. Last week I was busy for doing seven days art challenge on Facebook. I am glad that I finally can update my art blog tonight.  How is the weather where you live? Here it is extremely muggy. Today Osaka recorded 38 degrees Celsius! I almost melt with this humid summer!!!!

Since it’s too hot, I didn’t want to use many colors. So, I painted only blue. I bought the beautiful elegant shaped Limoges porcelain box at San Do’s painting studio a couple of years ago. Since then, I had an idea to paint a landscape on it.  The blue roses are Nyon roses.

Thank you so much for your support. See you next weekend here again!

 

-Yumi

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

 

I hope you like this small porcelain box.

 

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

 

 

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Blue and White

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting

Nyon roses, landscape, blue and white, European style, Porcelain painting