Portraits

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.

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In the afternoon I painted another model in watercolour.

First I did the underdrawing in pencil:

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Then I started painting using watercolour:

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Done:

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I was at the studio from 10 am to 3:30pm. It was a very productive and enjoyable day !

 

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New work ‘Starry Night’

Hello:) I’d like to show you my new artwork ‘Starry Night’..It’s a little bit different style from what I usually do.

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I saw this beautiful nature photo, and I was inspired to paint something dreamy and unique.

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First I started painting the lake.. I used Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks

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Adding some silver ink

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Using a cotton ball, I took some blue ink from the lake and started painting the sky

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Dropping silver and yellow inks to paint the stars

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Using pastel, I added some trees

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Adding more blue ink to the lake

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After that, I added little rabbits and a fox using pencil. Then I cut out a paper to create the shapes of a bird, attached them to threads, and suspended them from the top of the artwork, so that they look like floating/flying.Starry night by Yumi Kudo

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It’s a bit different style from what I usually do, but I enjoyed making this..hope you like it too!

 

 

 

Mixed media painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

Hello

Here is my new painting ‘Coast of Stonehaven, Scotland’

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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..

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Dunnottar Castle was amazing!

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This is the picture I used as a reference for my painting

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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!

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Next I used Conte pastel to paint the cliffs and the land

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Used watercolours and inks to add more details and contrast to the picture

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I wanted to keep it rather abstract, so I did not paint too much details…and here is the finished piece !

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Pastel portrait

Hello!

I have been painting portraits in pastels recently.

This is a portrait of my partner who is sketching me. He is also an artist so we sometimes draw each other.

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Drawing process :

Started drawing with a grey conte pastel

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Emphasizing dark tones with dark brown pastel

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adding backgrounds with grey pastel

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painting mid tones with brown pastel, highlighting with white pastel…and finish!

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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.

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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

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Putting colours in watercolour. Shadows and darkest areas first

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Putting more colours in

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Started painting the background

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Adding textures with pastel

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Adding highlights with white pastel

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