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.
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 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.
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.🙃
Yesterday, I went to see the opera version of Shakespeare Hamlet. The story was slightly different from the original, but songs, orchestra and staging, all of them were super amazing, I was speechless after the curtain fell. I intend to express this impression as a work of Japanese painting😃
I made a video of the Japanese painting production process. This is the first half of the process. I thought that the screen might be a little bit dark when I watched it again. Probably there are various improvements such as how to show, but I did my best for the time being. The second half will be uploaded in the near future. Making videos was surprisingly fun. I wish I could continue to do it loosely and with my pace. I’m a little embarrassed that some of my nails are stained with red cabbage in the video 😳
The slideshow and manuscript have finally been completed. At first, I was going to do the presentation in English, but since I made slides entirely in German, I’ll do my best to speak in German. I bet, for those who listen to the presentation, it will be easier to understand if there is reciprocity of language. Also, since I plan to make a small artwork from now on, I’ll film the process and work as a YouTuber. I won’t know until I try anything 🙃
I finished my tax return (Steuererklärung in German) today. I hope that it’ll be accepted smoothly. According to advance information, the deadline for final tax returns in Germany was the end of May, so I hadn’t prepared anything, but two weeks ago, I received a letter from the tax office stating that the deadline was the end of this month. Even though I’m not very good at paperwork related to accounting, the deadline was approaching too much and I was impatient. Just in case, I asked the tax office to extend the submission deadline and it was permitted. But I’m glad I made it in time 😀