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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

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

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

Bee

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, flower painting on July 24, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! How have you been? I am sorry that this blog entry was delay.

Today I show you my bee painting. This is not a one fire painting. I fired this piece three times.

I hope you like it.

 

It was fun to paint a bee. I just focused on painting the bee and the flower is a pen work.

American style, animal painting, porcelain painting

Bee

 

American style, animal painting, porcelain painting

Nyon Style

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Miniatures, Nyon Rose, Uncategorized on July 16, 2016 by yumi

Hello there! How are you spending this weekend? I hope you all are having fun!

Today I will show you my Nyon painting. I haven’t painted this style for a while and it was good for me to practice it.

I got the porcelain in the States a couple of years ago. Small porcelain is always good for painting Nyon style. When you get some small porcelain, I suggest you to try out the Nyon style! Your white porcelain will look very cute in it!

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

Nyon Style, European style, one fire, porcelain painting, flower painting

Nyon Style

 

These are fired once and painted with fat oil. I hope you like my style of Nyon.

Have a lovely weekend! See you next week here again!

 

-Yumi

 

 

R.I.P. Ma

Posted in European Style, flower painting with tags , , on June 25, 2016 by yumi

Hi there! I hope you are having a good weekend.  A couple of days ago, I got some really sad news from one of my American moms, Dixie. Her 100 year-old mom passed away. I lost my American grannie. When I heard it, I was very shocked.

I painted this plate for her mother, Ma.  Ma was an amazing lady. I met her when I visited Charles and Dixie in Alabama a couple of years ago for the first time. They took me to their hometown, Kentucky. Ma lived alone even though she was over ninety. Her house was just like a museum with full of antiques!  I felt in love with Ma,  her house, Kentucky, Dixie’s sister, brother and everybody whom I met in a first sight. Since then, Kentucky has become my favorite States. Evey time I stopped by Dixie’s, I enjoyed meeting Dixie’s people and Ma there.

Last year I was planning on visiting Dixie and Charles again. I painted this plate to celebrate Ma’s 100 year old birthday. However, my in-laws got sick and I couldn’t make it. Next year, I am planning on visiting Dixie and Charles in Alabama, and I want to give this plate to them.

 

One Fire, European Style, Flower painting, Porcelain painging

Rose Plate

 

One Fire, European Style, Flower painting, Porcelain painging

Rose Plate

 

I painted this plate from my German teacher, Birgit Poter’s study, but I didn’t use her techniques. I painted this plate with my fat oil with one fire techniques.

 

I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend!

 

See you next weekend here again!

 

-Yumi