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 !



Self-portrait ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’

I had been working on my self-portrait to enter into a self-portrait painting competition for the last few weeks.

I finally finished the painting on Monday.

The artist in green summer dress_yumikudo

What do you think?

I’ll show you the painting process.

First I did an underdrawing. I’m using a Winsor & Newton Artist’s Watercolour 300gsm Cold Pressed paper

rough pencil

Putting colours in watercolour. Shadows and darkest areas first


Putting more colours in

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Started painting the background


Adding textures with pastel

portrait pastel

Adding highlights with white pastel

portrait closeupIMG_1071

Here is the finished painting ‘The Artist in Green Summer Dress’The artist in green summer dress_yumikudo

Private View ‘Artsdepot annual open exhibition’

Hello there:)

I attended the  private view of Artsdepot annual open exhibition today.
Here are some photos from the show:

Artsdepot in North Finchley

Me with my giraffe painting
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Show runs until April 10th, so if you live in London, please visit 🙂 Free entry

Exhibition details: https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/exhibition/artsdepot-open-2015

Featured on Artfinder Art of the Day / Easter sale 10% off!


I just wanted to let you know my painting ‘Cosmos Flower’ was featured on Artfinder Art of the Day yesterday!

Read the story behind the painting here https://www.artfinder.com/story/cosmos-flower-2014/

cosmos art

Also I’m currently running a 10% off sale on all of my original paintings on Artfinder.
If you are looking for an art piece for your home, this could be a great chance:)

Please take a look at my shop https://www.artfinder.com/artist/yumikudo/sale/

artfinder sale