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IPAT ~International Porcelain Artists and Teachers’s Show

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Awards, competition, Dragon, Fantasy, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

I attended one of the biggest porcelain shows in Florida,  the States in August. I went there with my friend, Fresia from Bolivia.  During the show we enjoyed watching the Cirque du Soleil at Disney, going to a big shopping mall and Universal studios. We had a great time there, and after the show, we flew to Huston to Cheri Holder’s international painting studio and took two classes from my mentor, Patrizia Arvieri. I can’t write everything on this blog entry, and I will write step by step.  First of all, I want to focus on writing the IPAT show.

It was my first time to attend the show and I met a lot of Japanese porcelain artists there. I made friend with them, and it was great! I really appreciate their friendships!! Thank you, Yumiko Okumura, Etuko Hanajima, Rumi Agawa, Satomi Totten, Kazuyo Tanaka, Syuuko Kishida, Yurimi Sakashita and Sachiko Teramura. I especially had a great time with Satomi Totten! I took the same classes from patrizia Arveri at Cheri’s painting studio with her. It was so nice. All of them are so talented artists. I got a lot of influence from them. I am looking forward to seeing them again somewhere!

 

IPAT show

IPAT show

 

The show had some display tables where we can show our pieces and it also had some tables for the competition. I entered two pieces and got a silver ribbon and a bronze ribbon. It became a great memory for me.

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

 

My Bronze Ribbon

My Bronze Ribbon

 

Japanese Gold Fish

Japanese Gold Fish

 

My Silver Ribbon

My Silver Ribbon

 

I also did a demonstration of our dying art from, Kutani. It was my first time to show Kutani in the American show. Many people came up to my table and I received a lot of questions. I am so glad that may people in the States are so interested in Kutani.

 

My demo at IPAT show

My demo at IPAT show

 

My Demo at IPat Show

My Demo at IPat Show

 

I won a lottery and got two hand painted pieces by my portrait teacher, Cookie Barton! I was extremely lucky!!!!!!

 

The show was so much fun, and I am looking forward to going to the next show with Gay and Rikki!

 

 

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!

 

A Sake Bottle with the Kutani Techniques

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani, landscapes with tags , , , , on January 27, 2014 by yumi

Hi there!

Today’s entry is the Japanese style! It’s a sake bottle and I painted it for my mom. She doesn’t drink at all, but she wants to use it as a vase.

The design is twisted, and it’s a feature of Kutani tableware. Isn’t it a unique style?

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

A Sake Bottle with The Kutani Techniques

I hope you like our Japanese style!!

New Attempt

Posted in American Syle, Animal painting, Dragon, Fantasy, Kutani, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 30, 2013 by yumi

Hi there! I painted this vase for Dixie’s 54th wedding anniversary. This is mixed of Kutani (the Japanese style) and the American style. I wanted to create an unique style for her specific occasion, and I think I did a pretty good job.

Dixie loves my ship painting and I arranged her favorite my design. I created the new style.

Happy Anniversary, Charles and Dixie! Thank you as always for doing for me!!! Love you so much!!!!

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

New Attempt

I think you will see a lot of this unique style kind of mixed with the Japanese style and Western style or the European style and the American style on my paintings from now on! I can’t wait to show my style of paintings more!!!!

A Demo at The Decatur Guild Meeting

Posted in Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , on December 27, 2013 by yumi

Hi there again!

Today’s entry is my demo piece at the Decatur guild meeting.  Dixie belongs to the guild, and she set it up for me.

I showed the Kutani techniques there, and the guild members enjoyed painting with the techniques.

I love exchanging different culture and I’m so glad that I could do it!

Thank you so much, Dixie!

Kutani Plate

Kutani Plate

 

Kutani Plate

Kutani Plate

 

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I think they are the first American painters who tried to paint Kutani. They did a great job!

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Preparing a New Year Day!

Posted in flower painting, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kutani with tags , , on December 25, 2013 by yumi

Hi all!

Thank you for visiting my blog entry for Christmas. I really appreciate it.

Today I want to show the Japanese style, and it’s also one of my newest artwork.

I painted a sake bottle with the Kutani techniques. Although I designed it, it’s a typical design for Kutani.

On one side we paint a repeating pattern called komon, and on the other side, we paint a different pattern.

Only kutani has such the unique style.

I gave the sake bottle and a pair of sake cup to my in-laws last weekend as a Christmas gift.

My father in-law especially loved my hand painted the sake bottle and he said he can’t wait to drink some sake with it on a New Year day!

I’m so glad that they loved them.

I still have two more my hand painted sake bottles and I will show them next time!

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Kutani Sytle Sake Bottle

Don’t you think the sake bottle has a very unique shape? This is a feature of Kutani tableware.

Thanks for visiting!

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!