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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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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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

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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!