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Practicing Butterflies!

Posted in European Style, Fantasy, Modern Style with tags , , , , on February 12, 2017 by yumi

Hi there!

How have you been? We have snow in Japan, and the weather is really cold. I started knitting for the first time in three years! I am knitting a pair of mittens to my mom.  However, my kitty, Jiji annoys me a lot when I knit. I can’t focus on knitting. Even so, I am enjoying knitting and playing with Jiji at the same time, lol.

Today I want to show you my butterfly plate.  I bought lots of painting supplies at my Italian painting teacher, Patrizia’s and to get used to them, I started practicing both with her painting supplies and techniques. I chose butterflies as my first practice subjects.

I know I need practice more to paint butterflies, but I am happy that my first butterflies look good. I have more ideas about butterfly paintings, and you will see more this year.

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

European Style, Butterfly painting, Porcelain painting

My Butterfly painting

Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me. I do appreciate you a lot. I hope you all are having a good weekend!

-Yumi

What I learned in Michigan Porcelain Painting School ~Part 2

Posted in American Syle, flower painting, Modern Style, The Michigan Shcool with tags , , , , on June 12, 2015 by yumi

Hello there! How are you doing?

It’s getting hotter in Japan, and my hate season is coming. We are in a rainy season now.

Well, today I want to share my modern piece with you. I learned how to design modern patterns last month by Paula White in Michigan school. The class was very interesting. She showed several samples how to design modern patterns, and we ourselves designed our original design with Paula’s help.

I prefer traditional patterns and I am lack of experiences. However, since Paula was a excellent teacher, I really enjoyed designing my piece.

I hope you all like my modern piece.

Modern Design

Modern Design

 

Modern Desin

Modern Design

 

Modern Design

Modern Design

 

I love designing! I love my this modern design and I want to paint more modern pieces from now on!
Learning new things is so much fun and I just can’t stop it!!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

See you next week on my blog!

-Yumi

What I learned at the Michigan school since Last year ~Painting with Stephen Hayes

Posted in American Syle, flower painting, Modern Style, The GA Seminar by the Sea Porcelain Art School with tags , , on May 31, 2015 by yumi

Hi there! Long time no see. Aw, I hate that I have to start saying “Long time no see”……… I am sorry that I hadn’t updated my blog entry at all for a while.

I was feeling down after I returned to Japan from America. I felt like that I burned out. You know, everyone feels the feelings after they achieve their goals.

I had been so busy in three months. In February, I was in Florida to take San Do’s class with Gay and Linda. In March, I was in Thailand to enter the world porcelain convention with my Kutani teacher. After that, my British friend, Martyn came to our house. Then, I was in Michigan. I traveled three times in three months. I completely tired.

I know it sounds excuses, but that’s why I hadn’t showed up Facebook, Twitter, my blogs or whatever.

Now, I am full of energy and want to post blog entries constantly both on my blogs! I will show up Facebook, Twitter much more often, I promise!!!!!

Today I want to write about my American painting teacher, Stephen Hayes. He is a world famous painter and one of the best teachers. I’ve been taking his class constantly at Gay’s painting school, the Michigan painting school for two years. He is a great teacher, and I love taking his classes. That’s because I can learn new techniques and how teachers should be at the same time from him.

He is an impressionist artist and it’s really new attempt for me to learn abstract art. I am too precise. I don’t know if it’s good or not, though…….

Last year, I painted two pieces; one was with Stephen and the other was my own.

Inpressionist art

Impressionist art

I painted this one with Stephen and after school, I gave it to Gay, my American mom. She has been hanging this on a wall of her bathroom. So, it was my first time to see my hand painting in a year this year, lol. I think when we frame paintings, they seem to be really gorgeous. I love Gay framed my painting very much! It seems to be very very nice!!

This round one was painted by myself!

Impressionist art

Impressionis art

Learning the painting style was fascinating for me! I was in loved with Stephen’s techniques!

This year, I painted two pieces as well; one is painting with him and the other is my own. I also gave the one which I painted with Stephen to Gay  again. Next year I will see which colored frame she used.

Impressionist art

Impresionist art

My painting without Stephen’s help

impressionist art

impressionist art

Since this style is so unique for me, I want to use this techniques to my art pieces from now on!  You will see my new attempts more soon!

Me and Stephen

Me and Stephen

If you are interested in Gay’s porcelain painting school, please contact me or Gay! Especially, Japanese painters! I am also a Japanese porcelain artist. I can’t translate every details into Japanese because I also take some painting classes. However, I can help your English! 一緒に是非、ミシガンでペイントいたしましょう!

Here is the information about the Michigan porcelain painting school http://www.michiganporcelainartists.com/

Please leave a comment to encourage me to keep blogging! Thank you for your support!! I really appreciate it!

See you next week on my blog again!

-Yumi

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!!!