Portraits

A few weekends ago I attended a portrait workshop at Barnet Guild of Artists’ studio.

In the morning I did a study of the model in pastel and charcoal.

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In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.

First I did the underdrawing in pencil:

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Then I started painting using watercolour:

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Adding some colours in the background:img_4484

Done:

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I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !

 

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The Secret Art Prize

My painting ‘Wild Peacock’ has been shortlisted for People’s Choice Award in the Secret Art Prize, run by Curious Duke Gallery.

Would be wonderful if you can vote for my painting at  http://www.secretartprize.com/2016/08/yumi-2/

Wild Peacock

Art Fair in Hampstead this Sunday

I’m exhibiting 2 of my paintings at Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair this Sunday June 26th. Please come along if you are in London 🙂

Art Fair.
Whitestone Pond
Hampstead 


Sunday 26 June. 2016
11.00am – 5pm

FREE ENTRY

Fair to be officially opened by David Baddiel at 12 noon

website: http://www.hampsteadsummerfestival.com/art

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2016

I have donated one of my artworks to a charity exhibition ‘Twitter Art Exhibit’ which will be held in New York this month. Pop into the gallery if you are in New York:)

TWITTER ART EXHIBIT: NYC

Benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program

OPENING EVENT: Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Exhibition runs March 31st – April 21st

Trygve Lie Gallery
317 E 52nd St., New York, NY 10022

1 card for $35
3 cards for $95

More info

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Art piece I have donated

Abstract Seascape’Dubrovnik’

I wanted to show you this painting’Dubrovnik’, which I painted after I was inspired by the trip I had in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Beautiful Adria sea and the old town really inspired me. It’s a place I would love to go back again.

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Painting process

I loved this picture I took in Dubrovnik, so I decided to paint based on this photograph, but I wanted to paint in rather abstract way.

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Started drawing using colour pencils.

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Painting the sky and the sea using Winsor & Newton drawing inks

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Painting roofs in Daler Rowney Fluorescent Red acrylic paint. I like the striking colour

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Painting the sea with acrylic paints. I used an ink roller to to give some texture.IMG_2350.JPG

Finished painting is available to purchase at Saatchi Art or Artist&Illustrators

Dubrovnik by yumi kduo

Closeups

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New work ‘Starry Night’

Hello:) I’d like to show you my new artwork ‘Starry Night’..It’s a little bit different style from what I usually do.

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I saw this beautiful nature photo, and I was inspired to paint something dreamy and unique.

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First I started painting the lake.. I used Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks

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Adding some silver ink

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Using a cotton ball, I took some blue ink from the lake and started painting the sky

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Dropping silver and yellow inks to paint the stars

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Using pastel, I added some trees

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Adding more blue ink to the lake

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After that, I added little rabbits and a fox using pencil. Then I cut out a paper to create the shapes of a bird, attached them to threads, and suspended them from the top of the artwork, so that they look like floating/flying.Starry night by Yumi Kudo

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It’s a bit different style from what I usually do, but I enjoyed making this..hope you like it too!