Archive for the KPM Berlin Category

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.

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yumi in a magazine3

 

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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

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

My practicing pieces with KPM techniques

Posted in European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin with tags , , , on December 29, 2013 by yumi

Hi there!

Today’s entry is my practicing pieces with the KPM techniques. I’ve been learning the techniques from my dear teacher, Birgit Porter who had been trained at the KPM Berline factory.

I’ve been using the techniques to my original paintings, but I think I still need practice. I hope I’m getting better.

I love painting with traditional patterns because I can learn a lot of things from them.

I painted the pieces with Brigit’s studies, and they are not my original. I will show you my original with the KPM techniques soon!

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

My practicing piece with the KPM techniques

Pansies and Pearls

Posted in European Style, flower painting, Jewerly Painting, KPM Berlin, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by yumi

Hi, there!

What’s up? In Japan the weather is crazy hot! I’ve been tired from the heat.

It’s getting closer me going back to the U.S, and I’m very excited!

Today I want to show my newest work.

I painted this piece for one of my American friends, Sue’s request. I will do the workshop at her’s, and I’m really looking forward to painting with her and her people in her group!

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

Pansies and Pearls

Pansies and Pearls

 

See you soon people at Sue’s!

 

 

 

 

Painting with Birgit Porter!

Posted in European Style, flower painting, KPM Berlin with tags , , , , on August 10, 2013 by yumi

Two months ago I learned the KPM Berlin techniques from Birgit Porter in Georgia, America with Gay and Dixie.

We stayed at the host’s house for 6 days and took a four-day class. We practiced several flowers, and it was my first time to use her type of fat oil. I hadn’t mixed fat oil, clove oil, turpentine and lavender oil before, and it was new things for me.  When I painted with the techniques, first of all, it was not easy. It was very difficult for me to keep the good consistency for painting. While practicing, I became used to it.

Birgit painted any kind of flowers without looking at the real ones, and it made me very surprised. I think she had been trained at the KPM factory for a long time. So, her hands reminds how to paint. It was really amazing.

While teaching the KPM techniques, she painted several flowers for me.

Birgit Porter

Birgit Porter’s hand painted Plate

 

I practiced the flowers many times on a title.

 

My Practicing Piece

My Practicie Piece

 

My Practice Piece

My Practice Piece

 

Since I love the European style, I became a big fan of her techniques!  Since I returned to Japan, I’ve been practicing her techniques every day. I finished several pieces, and I want to show my other practice pieces later on the other blog entry.

I became good friends with Birgit, and we talked a lot until midnight every day. She became one of  my international sisters.  She told me that many people say the KPM techniques are very difficult and it’s hard for them to master it, but I really don’t think so. I don’ think it’s difficult. I think it needs a little bit practicing time compared to other techniques, and that’s it. I painted some pansies and pearls with the KPM techniques and I will show the piece later too. I think we can use the techniques to a lot of things not only flowers. I want to use the techniques a lot to my paintings from now on.

She taught us very gently, and I really loved the way she teaches us.

Birgit with Her Students

Birgit with Her Students

 

Birgit, Gay and Dixie

Birgit, Gay and Dixie

 

We stayed at the friend of Birgit’s house, and it was just amazing. Foods were good, and she was full of hospitality.  We really enjoyed painting, eating, hanging out, chatting, learning, sharing or whatever.

 

The View From the House

The View From the House

 

I want to take her classes every time I go back to America from now on. She explained how to design some bouquets, and I want to learn it more. I can copy the European style of bouquets, but I can’t design my original ones. I really want to become able to do it.  I also want to learn how to paint fruits too.

I will take her class at Dixie’s soon, and will learn how to paint super miniature portraits. I really can’t meet her again and learn from her!