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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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.

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Seaside Town Stonehaven

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

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

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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’

Hello

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..

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Dunnottar Castle was amazing!

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

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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!

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

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

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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..

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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..

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Then the sea

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Adding the sky and the beach

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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