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

Self Portrait in Acrylic Paint

Hello hope you are having a nice weekend:)

I’m currently working on self-portraits to enter into a competition.

I’ve finished one painting and I wanted to show you.

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*Painting Process*

First I did a rough underpainting in pastel

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Then started painting over it using acrylics

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Started using paint rollers to paint more intuitively

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Started using bright orange and yellow acrylic paints because I like bright colours and I wanted the painting to look cheerful

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and here is the finished piece..! what do you think?

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Portrait painting..finished!

Hooray!

I have finally finished this portrait painting ‘Dreaming’

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I spent many hours on this painting layering colours over and over and changing background many times.

I will show you how I painted this:)

in my previous blog I showed you up to this image

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I didn’t like the two square frames in the background, so I decided to replace one of the frames with this Japanese mask I found in the model’s room.

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I wanted to leave some brush strokes so I started using a flat brush not worrying too much about details

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I still didn’t like the background.. I think there’s too much going on. So I finally decided not to put anything on the wall.FullSizeRender[3]

and here’s the finished work!

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Work in progress..

Hello! Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I’m currently working on a portrait and here is the sneak peak 🙂

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I’ll show you the process so far:) I used acrylics for this painting.

I started painting directly on the canvas board without a preparatory drawing.

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Added more details…

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Added details in backgrounds.. The model was also an artist and had many of his drawings framed and put up on the wall in his house, so I decided to include them in my painting.

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Thanks for reading!

I’ll keep you updated with the progress:)