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.


In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.

First I did the underdrawing in pencil:


Then I started painting using watercolour:


Adding some colours in the background:img_4484



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



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 ūüôā

Art Fair.
Whitestone Pond

Sunday 26 June. 2016
11.00am ‚Äď 5pm


Fair to be officially opened by David Baddiel at 12 noon

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


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:)


Benefiting Foster Pride‚Äôs ‚ÄúHandmade‚ÄĚ 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


lady by the sea
Art piece I have donated

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.


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


Adding blue..it feels magicalIMG_2398

Adding some silver ink


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


Dropping silver and yellow inks to paint the stars



Using pastel, I added some trees


Adding more blue ink to the lake


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


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




Watercolour painting of a cat I met in Croatia

Hello! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

I recently painted this portrait of a cat I saw in Croatia.

cat in croatia

It was a friendly cat and I took a photograph of her relaxing on the street.


Based on the photograph, I started painting…

First I did the underdrawing in pencil, and then I started painting shadows in dark blue watercolour.

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Painting tabby patterns with orange watercolour

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Painting dark patterns in dark brown

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Adding some lights with yellow waterclour

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Adding some accent/texture with orange pastel


Finished work…:)

cat in croatia

By the way I’m currently running a summer sale on my Artfinder shop. Please feel free to browse ūüôā


Abstract seascape

Hope everyone had a nice weekend:) It was very sunny and warm here in London yesterday.

Based on the same photograph I shared you yesterday, I painted another picture in acrylic in more abstract way.


Seaside Town Stonehaven

I recently read a book called ‘Painting Realistic Abstracts‘ by Kees van Aalst


and also a book called ‘Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media‘ by Debora Stewart


I found both books inspiring, and they encouraged me to paint more expressively.

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Using my fingers to paint clouds and the waves

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and the finish:)

Seaside Town Stonehaven

You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder

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