Since Elster’s painting was completed, I uploaded the production process on YouTube. The first Japanese painting I made was a crow with a red background, so this time I went back to basics and made the background red. When I first started learning Japanese painting, I didn’t know anything about the production process, so I managed to finish the work under the teacher’s guidance. Now that I became independence, I’m happy to be able to complete it without hesitation, and I felt my growth. I also enjoyed drawing the combination of the realistic expression of the motif for the first time in a while and the traditional Japanese pattern. Custom-made work would be also representational art, this work reminded me the senses of realistic expression.
It wad decided that I will participate in a group exhibition that’ll be held at the end of next month. Also, I’ll play the piano on the opening day. I’ll post as soon as I have more details. Since many artists will participate, only a few small pieces can be exhibited. It’s better to reschedule that prioritizing the completion of Elster’s painting over the custom-made work, so that Elster could be exhibited.
The canvas for the custom-made work was ready, so I applied the Dosa on it today. Dosa is like a coating agent that is applied to a base material such as Japanese paper or cloth so that Japanese painting materials can be firmly fixed to the base material. The ingredients are alum, animal glue and water. Alum cross-links the protein, which is the main component of animal glue, to form a film on the base material. It’s been a long time to do this process since I almost used wooden board as base material recently.
Around last month, I started practicing Rhapsody 18 on a theme of Paganini (piano solo) composed by Rachmaninov. The beautiful melody of this piece touches my heartstrings. Articulation and memorization are still not perfect and I feel tottering for my finger’s movement. I want to play this piece at my friend’s birthday party next month, so I’ll do my best to practice.
I found out the name of the bird that built a nest in front of my house is a magpie (Elster in German). I just wanted to draw a picture of a bird, so I chose this bird as a motif of new work. I am looking forward to expressing the beautiful blue feathers in a Japanese painting. Btw this is a medium-sized painting that I plan to make at the same time as the custom-made work.
I have successfully signed a contract with the customer for a custom-made painting. I’m so happy! This time, in the process of creating a contract, I needed to research German art law, above all, copyright law. It seems that in Germany it’s impossible to transfer the copyright from creators to the third party, except by inheritance. Now, I’m about to start working on it. Because it’s a large size, the production period will probably be one and a half to two months. I would like to enjoy making it so that the customer will be satisfied.🙂
I uploaded a new video on YouTube. It’s about for 10 minutes movie. I was able to complete this work quickly because I was making it at the same time as the last rose painting. The title comes from Tchaikovsky’s piece.
I visited a lake, Hellsee. It was so beautiful🍀I was moved by the fact that there is such a rich nature so close to the center of Berlin. By the way, the day before yesterday, a beautiful bird (I don’t know the name) that I often see in the park made a nest in the roadside tree in front of my apartment. It makes me happy to see this bird from time to time while working on the painting.
I uploaded a video of the second half of the production process to YouTube. It is difficult to connect multiple scenes smoothly. In the second half, the time-lapse function was heavily used and it became a video of about 10 minutes. I hope that I can continue to deliver the fun and troublesomeness of the Japanese painting process through YouTube little by little.
To my great delight, someone appeared who ordered a painting from me. I am very honored that this person likes my artworks. I realized that I am not very good at price negotiations lol. But somehow, now that we have both agreed on a price, I will draw up a contract from now on. A lot of things happen in life.🙃