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JPAC Convention

Posted in International Convention, Uncategorized with tags on June 4, 2018 by yumi

Hello there! How have you been so far? It’s been a while since I posted my last entry.

This blog entry is written both in Japanese and English. However, I don’t translate Japanese into English, visa versa.  I write whatever I want in the languages.

JPACの皆様、作品展おめでとうございました。お友達3人でお邪魔させていただき素晴らしい作品の数々を拝見できましたこと、また、JPACのメンバーでポーセレンを通じて交流させていただいておりますたくさんのお友達にお目にかかりお話しさせてただけましたこと、とても幸せに存じます。わずかばかりではありますが、写真を撮らせてただける機会がありましたので、ここに掲載させていただきます。2年後に今後は東京で開催されますとのこと、ますますのご発展をお祈り申し上げます。

金澤 由美子

I went to the JPAC convention with two of my friends after I returned from the States. It was in Kyoto a couple of weeks ago. The JPAC is one of the Japanese porcelain painting groups name. I don’t belong to the group.

I saw amazing art pieces and met lots of my Japanese painting friends there. All pieces gave me influence and motivated me a lot.

Since I got some chances to take some photos ( I was not allowed to take each pieces’ photos.), I would love to show them.

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The art show was there. The building was built 400 years ago. I think it’s really cool to have an art show in such an old building!

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Inside of the building. It is a very Japanese style.

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Presentation room. When I got there, a master painter of Herend  was giving a demonstration there.

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I saw the member’s pieces at the entrance of the art show.  ( I am not a member of JPAC.)

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Another demonstration

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This building has a beautiful Japanese garden inside. It was very cool to see beautiful art and garden at the same time.

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One of my JPAC member friends, Rumi-san and her friend. Thank you so much for the wonderful chatting time with me, Rumi-san!

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Me and two of my friends, We had a really fun time together.

Thank you for visiting my blog as well. I will update my blog in two weeks. My next blog post will be about my U.S. trip and portrait painting. See you again soon!

I hope you started a fabulous week!

-Yumi

 

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My Bird Painting ~Part 2~

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, birds, International Convention with tags , , on November 23, 2014 by yumi

Hi friends!

How are you doing? I have had a cold since two weeks ago, and I still can’t stop coughing. I hope tomorrow I will feel better.

Today I want to show my other bird painting. I painted this one for the Canada international porcelain convention. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any award, I like this painting. I hope you also like it.

Since the competition theme was about Canada, I painted a Canada Goose for it.

My Canada Goose Painting

My Canada Goose Painting

 

My Canada Goose Painting

My Canada Goose Painting

 

Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Fantasy, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, Modern Style with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

How’s the weather in your place? In Japan we are in the mid of spring, and I really enjoy it. I love spring because I was born in April. My parents told me when I was born, the cherry blossoms were full blooming. I guess that’s why I love cherry blossoms and spring.

This spring, an exciting thing happened to me. I tried to get in Salon Blank International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, and it’s my first try and got a prize to two of my pieces. Since it was my purpose to got a prize and get into the show to show my artwork ( I mean if I wouldn’t get a prize, I couldn’t get into the show.), I’m super happy 🙂

Here are my pieces.

I painted a floating bosastu. Bosatsu means buddha. We have several curving floating bosatsu in Kyoto, and when I saw them with my friend from America, I thought they were so pretty. I really wanted to paint them.  I painted the floating bosatsu with the Kutani techniques and the Western techniques.  This piece is a test piece for me to paint more floating bosatsu. I really want to paint all floating bosatsu with this idea soon! I can’t wait to show my new piece of floating bosatsu to you all!

A Floating Bosatsu

A Floating Bosatsu

 

Next one is my cat.

Jiji

Jiji

Jiji is my kitty’s name, and he came to our house last June. Since then, I really really love him. Painting Jiji was so much fun. This piece is my imagination, and we don’t have mice at home. He is really playful, and he is peering through mice to play with them or maybe to eat.

I think it’s one of the hardest parts for us painters to make our pieces closer what we imagine in our mind. I’ve always been struggling with this, but to be honest with you that’s why I love painting. Meanwhile, I really enjoyed painting Jiji, and you will see my kitty’s pieces more from now on!

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Jiji

 

Jiji

Real Jiji

I’ve gotten in the book of this art show’s collections.

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

The exhibition was in Tokyo, and I couldn’t go there.

Some of my friends who live in Tokyo took some photos of my pieces for me. So, I want to show them to you as well. Thank you very much for the photos, Yukari-san, Jiro-san, Hiroko-san, Toshio-san and Emiko-san.

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

Salon Blanc

Salon Blanc

 

I also bring these pieces to PAC BC convention in Canada, http://pacbcconvention.wordpress.com/

See you there soon!

 

Happy Easter!

Posted in European Style, Fantasy, flower painting, International Convention, Modern Style, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 19, 2014 by yumi

Happy Easter, everyone!

Although in Japan most of us don’t celebrate it because most of us are Buddhists, the Easter season is the Cherry Blossoms season for us.

I bought this cute blank plate from Peter Faust. Since it’s gotten a rabbit on the plate, I thought painting Easter was a great idea. Then, I designed my style of Easter plate. I painted cherry blossoms with luster. When I ordered this plate to Peter, he said that I should NOT use luster on the plate. However, I totally forgot what he advised me and DID it…….

When I looked at what happened to my plate, I was a little bit shocked because it got a lot of tiny white spots. But, I kept painting on it, and as a result, I think the white spots added some interests to my design.

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

Modern Style of Easter Plate

Modern Style of Easter Plate

 

In Osaka we have several nice spots where we can enjoy viewing cherry blossoms. I designed my plate from this type of cherry blossoms called Yae-Zakura in Japanese.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

If you are interested in seeing more photos, please visit my another blog. I’ve been showing more photos on my blog post!
http://yumiyumayume.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much!

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

 

Don’t you think they are very cute and pretty? I really really love the Yae-Zakura!

I hope when you look at my Easter plate, you can feel Spring, I’m so happy!!!

I will bring this plate to PAC BA convention in Canada, http://pacbcconvention.wordpress.com/. See you there!!!

Native American Jewelry Box

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Jewerly Painting with tags , , on August 19, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Today’s entry is a native American jewelry box, and I painted it for the international Mexico convention in 2013.

I did the workshop in Mexico, and I really had a great time with my students at the workshop.

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

Native American Jewelry Box

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

My Workshop in Mexico

A Traditional Kutani Plate in Japan

Posted in International Convention, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes, My Trip with tags , , , on August 1, 2013 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? I’ve been doing well, and started preparing my third studying abroad in America this year. I will fly to America in three weeks, and stay there for two months! I really can’t wait!

Before going back to America, I want to update my art blog as many as I can.

Today’s blog entry is “Kutani”. I painted this plate for the international Mexico convention this year.

When I showed it to people in Mexico, most of them were so interested in our classical and traditional style, Kutani because it’s their first time to see the Kutani style in person. Many people in Mexico said the colors on the plate were very unique. Yes, they are!!! That’s because they are made from glass. Only Kutani uses the colors made from glass in Japan.  I’m really glad that many people became interested in Kutani.

Kutani

Kutani Plate

They said the green color on the plate was so lovely, and I totally agree with them. I’m very proud of our this art form, Kutani and the colors.

I’m so glad that I could introduce Kutani to people in Mexico, and they really loved my plate!

Kutani

A rare side of a Kutani plate

Kutani

Kutani Plate

I donated this plate to the convention, and one of the Mexican ladies has kept it. I’m really happy that my plate is in Mexico!

Japanese Noh Masks

Posted in American Syle, International Convention, Japanese, Japanese Style, Uncategorized with tags , on July 11, 2013 by yumi

Hi friends!

It’s been a while since I posted the last blog entry. In Japan it’s getting hotter and more humid, and the weather makes me tired easily.

I hope everyone is fine and having fun.

I painted this vase for the Mexico convention in 2013, and hopefully everyone likes it.

Japanese Noh Masks

Noh Masks

I painted Japanese Noh masks on a vase to show off a part of Japanese culture.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

The gold parts are raised paste and gold work.

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

Noh Masks

It’s my first time to paint Japanese objects with the Western techniques, but it was so much fun! I enjoyed designing, painting and everything!

I have several ideas about Japanese objects, and I gradually want to show my new ideas from now on!