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

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