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.


Painting the sky and the sea using Winsor & Newton drawing inks


Painting roofs in Daler Rowney Fluorescent Red acrylic paint. I like the striking colour



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


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Holiday in Dubrovnik


Last weekend I visited Dubrovnik in Croatia for a short holiday. It was so much more beautiful than I had expected and I totally fell in love with the city.

I wanted to share you some photos.

After arriving in Dubrovnik, I took a cable car to see the entire view of the Old City of Dubrovnik. It was an amazing sight!


Then I took a walking tour on the city wall starting from the Pile Gate. Here are some photos of the view from the top of the walls.


Then I visited monasteries..

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and Forts


Lots of friendly cats in Dubrovnik


On the second day I took a boat trip to Elafiti Islands, which are located in the northwest of Dubrovnik.

Beautiful islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan


I saw dolphins while cruising.. It was amazing!


Dubrovnik is definitely one of my most favourite cities in Europe. If you haven’t visited, I’d highly recommend visiting 🙂