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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

 

 

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Michigan School in 2016

Posted in American Syle, fruit painting, fruit painting, The Michigan Shcool, Uncategorized on May 21, 2016 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? I am so sorry that I haven’t updated my blog for along time. I started blogging again and want to update every weekend!

Last week I got home from Michigan. I feel I am still in the States, lol. I had wonderful time with Gay, Emilie, Kay and our mutual friends there.

This year, the school had only one class, and I took a class from Paula White. I learned color theory from her. I have been learning color theory for years, but I finally think everything what I learned started connecting each other.

In the class we painted grapes in a color wheel. I learned using pure colors is very important. Now, I am test firing all colors that I have to make sure which color groups my colors belong to. I think I should do this earlier, but well, I think it’s not too late. After doing this, I want to start painting with what I l learned from Paula.

This is my work that I learned from Paula.

 

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My work with Paula White

I liked her techniques very much because her style just looks like water color paintings. I learned how to connect each colors in the color wheel. After the class, I painted mice with using the theory at Gay’s. You will see my mice pieces some day soon. I want to use her methods more on my pieces from now on.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! My next blog entry will be my adventures in Michigan with Gay!

Stay turned! See you next weekend!!!!

-Yumi

A Still Life Painting at San Do’s Painting Studio in Tampa, Florida!

Posted in American Syle, fruit painting, San Do's Painting Studio with tags , on June 27, 2012 by yumi

Hi there! Long time no see!!! I finally came back here!!!! Although I have to write about some of my nominations, I really would love to post about my last studying abroad in America for this year today! I learned how to paint a still life at San Do’s painting studio in Tampa, Florida with Gay.

I stopped by Gay’s house in Michigan first, and she and I flied to Tampa together. We had a great great time there with San and Bill! It was my first time to go to Tampa and visit his painting studio. Since San allowed me to post some his painting studio’s photos, I’d love to share some of them with you here! His painting studio was awesome, BUT he and Bill invited Gay and me to their house, and their house was just AMAZING!!!! I’ve never ever seen such the house yet because it was full of china paintings from KPM, Meissen, Limoges and many porcelain factories!!!! They have been collecting a lot of beautiful antique porcelains and they explained how they got them, who painted, and so on. Gay and I really enjoyed it! I didn’t take any pictures of them, but Bill told us that they might make a book of their collections. I hope they will make it and I can buy one of them!! His painting studio has a bath room where is also full of Alfred Tledano’s Dresden paintings!!!! The room is not allowed to take pictures, but it was also fabulous!!!!!!!

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San Do's Painting Studio

San Do’s Painting Studio

San has been selling some Limoges white porcelain and I bought two of them. I’m planing to paint one of them for Gay’s school and donate it for an auction at her School. Since I saw some good white porcelain including Limoges, I’d love to buy more next year! My classmates were 4 people including Gay and me. I met them at the Tybee school and I thought it’s a small world. After school we ate Greek food at a Greek restaurant.

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

A Lovely Sunset at a Greek Restaurant

Gay, San and I sometimes went to Tony’s restaurant to eat lunch, and the restaurant was my favorite!

My Favorite Menue of Tony's Restaurant

My Favorite Menu of Tony’s Restaurant

The potion of the restaurant was huge and I could eat a half of amount. We can choose three meals and the combination was my favorite: mushrooms, fried fish and broccolies.

San, Bill, Gay and I had eaten dinner after our class every time. We went to a sea food, Thai and Vietnamese restaurant together and I ate fried alligators and fried green tomatoes for the first time! They were good!

Fried alligators

Fried alligators

Flied Green Tomamoes

Flied Green Tomamoes

So, I have to show my piece!!!

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

I painted the still life painting with San Do. Taking San’s class is always fun and I love painting with him. He is definitely my favorite teacher! Every time I have taken his class, I’ve tasted myself how much I’ve improved my painting skills. If he doesn’t touch some parts of my painting, it means it’s perfect. This time he didn’t touch my pears! I’m so glad I could paint pears such real!!

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

I asked San if I could add some water drops on his design, and he taught me how to paint water drops in this class. While waiting for my turn that San corrected, I practiced water drops and pearls on another tile from another San’s design.

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

Pears with a Still life Style: Designed by San Do

This is my practice piece of water drops. San didn’t correct it and just said I did a good job.When he saw I was painting with the water drops with some tiny Japanese blushes, he was very surprised. I’m not used to painting with an American style and painted them with my style with my Japanese blushes.

Water Drops from a San Do's study : Designed by San Do

Water Drops from a San Do’s study : Designed by San Do

Since painting water drops was very fun, I’d love to paint more water drops!!

I really think San is a great painter because he copied some KPM antique portraits and when I saw them, I couldn’t recognize which ones were San’s paintings and which ones were originals. I was so inspired by his works. He also paints with no blush marks and no dusts. His works are so smooth. I showed him my practicing portraits’ pictures on my blog and asked some advice because mine have gotten some dusts. He taught me how to paint without dusts. When I paint something with an American style next time, I’d love to pay more attention. I love painting still life paintings, and I’d love to improve my skills in still life paintings more from now on! Gay and I signed up next year’s class. I can’t wait to paint with Gay and San again in Tampa! I really appreciate to Gay to take me to San’s painting studio and paint with me!!! Thank you so much, Gay! Next year we will take his portrait class, but we can choose our painting objects. Since I’d love to learn how to paint wrinkles on faces, I’d love to choose some interesting Asian or African women’s faces. I have some good photos of them and would like to bring them.

San and Bill will go to Thailand and attend the Thailand convention. I’d love to join them and go there with Gay!

Today a friend of mine, Minerva edited my photos and shared them with me. So, I’d love to add them on my this blog entry. Thank you so much, Minerva! I know I have to improve my photo skills, but having such friends who help me is so nice, isn’t it?

 

My Fruit Painting

Posted in European Style, fruit painting, fruit painting on August 20, 2011 by yumi

Hi, there! How have you been? It’s been a while after I posted my last blog entry. I am very sorry I couldn’t update my blog for a while. That’s because my PC died. However, a week ago I received a new PC! So, I finally can update my blog entries via my new PC!

I would like to show my fruit painting today. I painted them at my painting school because I have been learning a European painting style there. I painted them with my textbook of fruits.

I like the designs. I designed them like a very famous European pottery brand, Höchster Porzellanmanufaktur. I added some bags on the plates.

My next fruit subject was berry. I also like the gold design on the pottery. I think it is match the figure of the pottery and the berries. I enjoyed designing the brush too.

 

 

My last fruit subject was this big tray! I struggled with painting it. It was heavy and have a lot of relieves. So, it was difficult for me to design with the fruit basket. When my painting teacher looked at the tray, she praised me a lot, and said ” Great Job, Yumi!!” so many times.

Actually, I don’t like those fruits with the painting style. However, I could learn a lot through the projects.

I have used these textbooks to paint fruits.