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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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

New seascape painting

Hello there:)

I’m back from my holiday in Japan. This year I stayed in one of the Southern islands of Japan called ‘奄美大島 Amami Oshima’, as my parents moved there from Yokohama this year. It’s a very beautiful island with subtropical climate surrounded by the beautiful nature and the sea.
Here are some photos of the island I took..

Tomori beachOshima KaikyoMateriya waterfallMangrove Forestnative sea

When I was looking through the photos, I was inspired to paint the seascape in watercolour.

This beach is called Honohoshi Kaigan, which is famous for the round stones and noises they make when the waves hit.

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Started painting from the rocks..


Then the sea


Adding the sky and the beach



Added people, more details on the beach to suggest the round stones.

Then splashes of white paints to suggest the waves.

Here is the finished piece:)

Honohoshi Kaigan