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 !



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  http://www.secretartprize.com/2016/08/yumi-2/

Wild Peacock

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:)

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

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Happy holidays!


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 🙂


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



This is my new painting ‘Dolphins’. I love watching and painting dolphins, they make me feel free and relaxed.


Painting process:

I wet the paper with water first and painted the main dolphin roughly


After I painted the background, I sprinkled some salt to give some texture/effect.


After I finished painting the dolphins, I splashed some blue paints to add some energy and movement to the painting.



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You can purchase this original painting from Artfinder