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 !



My greeting cards are now available on Etsy!

Just wanted to announce that my greeting cards are now available to purchase on Etsy. We ship worldwide.
Inside of the cards are blank so they are suitable for all occasions.

Please take a look:)

Collection of 3 cat greeting cards for £83 cats cards.jpg

Individual cards from £2.50Koi fish in the pond.jpg

cheeky cat.jpg

cat relaxing.jpg

cat with umbrella.jpg

Happy holidays!


New painting ‘Rabbit in the dandelion field’

Hello:) Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

I just wanted to show you my new painting ‘Rabbit in the dandelion field’

Rabbit in the dandelion field

When I was at work before Christmas, since the work was not very busy, I was doodling on my post-it note. Then an image of a rabbit in a dandelion field came up to my mind, so I doodled it quickly.

Rabbit in the dandelion field1

Later I decided to paint based on the image I doodled.

On a A4 sized paper I drew the rough outlines, and started painting with watercolours.

Rabbit in the dandelion field2

I used masking fluid to mask out the dandelion seed heads.

Rabbit in the dandelion field3

Waited over night for the masking fluid to dry and then I painted the sky

Rabbit in the dandelion field4

After the paints have dried, I peeled off the masking fluid.

Rabbit in the dandelion field5

I used an old tooth brush with white acrylic paint to paint more dandelion seed heads

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and here is the finished piece:)

Rabbit in the dandelion field

Happy new year ☆

Happy new year !

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year.

Here are the new necklaces I made in the last couple of weeks..

handmade necklace cat squarehandmade necklace cat roundhandmade necklace polka dot umbrellahandmade necklace cherry blossom

They are available at my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/yumikudoart 

Please take a look 🙂

And here’s a little painting of a kitten and a baby crow I did last week..

black kitten and a baby crow

See you ☆