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

Wild Peacock


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.


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


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



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


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Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’


Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Scottish Seascape

I painted this based on the photograph I took when I visited Stonehaven a few weeks ago.  Stonehaven is a lovely seaside town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Here are some photos I took..


Dunnottar Castle was amazing!


This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting


After I had done the rough underdrawing, I used drawing inks by Winsor&Newton to start painting. I found they are great for painting the sea and the sky!


Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land


Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture


I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

Scottish Seascape