Friday, November 24, 2017

Watercolors by Abe


Some weeks ago I learned the watercolors by Abe Toshiyuki. I loved his paintings very much and today want to introduce you to him. 
Abe Toshiyuki was born in 1959 in Sakata, Japan, received his artistic education at the National University, worked as a teacher of drawing and painting. Abe left teaching in 2008 to concentrate on what was the dream of his life.


In Abe Toshiyuki's hyperrealistic watercolors viewers see love and respect for nature. He said: 'I would say that art is a mirror of the soul of the viewer. I believe that the main task of art is to touch the deepest emotions coming from the heart of the viewer'.


Seeing first time the Abe's paintings I decided that these were photographs of nature. It's not without reason his creation is called hyperrealistic.


In each of Abe's paintings there is the mood of the artist. Looking at them I kind of walked in the misty forest, across the field among the grasses, in the snowy winter.



 









For his incredible painting the artist has got several prestigious awards. “In my works I focus on the nuances and subtleties of the simple things that surround us”.
                                                 Abe Toshiyuki

58 comments:

  1. Nadezda, these painting are gorgeous! I didn't know Mr. Toshiyuki, thanks for introducing me to his Art!

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  2. Надежда,и я подумала,что это фотографии. Гиперреалистично))))А акварелью писать нужно огромное мастерство.

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    1. Вы правы, Надежда, техника акварели очень сложная. Поэтому трудно поверить что перед вами картины.

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  3. What an amazing talent is Abe! It seems to me there is so much more life in these paintings than in a photograph, 'though they look like photos. I admire them all. I think painting number three is exquisite.
    I'm so pleased you have shared this artist with us. Thank you, Nadezda!

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    1. This painting, Betty is amazing, especially white-blue shadows of snow.
      Thank you!

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  4. Hello dear Nadezda!
    Wow!His paintings are so realistic,you think that they photographs!
    Amazing art work!Love the colors and you can see in his paintings how beautifully he catch the morning mist!
    I love watercolor painting I tried to learn last year but I didn’t had a good teacher!
    Thank you for sharing this beauty!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. I agree Dimi, Abe's works are uncommon. It's a pity you had no a good course of watercolor technique.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  5. Bellísima naturaleza, de la que respiramos y recogemos energía, salud y fuerza.
    Mi felicitación y gratitud.

    A kiss.

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    1. Si, Marina, la naturaleza es bella y la tenemos que guardar.
      Besos.

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  6. Fabulous painter. His paintings are really fantastic. Thank you...now I know such amazing and talented artist. Every painting is so magical.I think the same about photograhy...my photos show my soul. :)
    Greetings, wish you a very nice weekend. <3

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    1. Your photos represent your soul, it's right Aga. These paintings show us how astoundingly is the perception of an artist.

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  7. Wonderful painting, a fantastic ability to capture the impression of light and "time of day". I think watercolour painting is so very hard, because you can't really correct mistakes easily. I tried it once and I too felt my teacher wasn't helping me with the proper technique. I can tell that you love art and your photos are always so nice, so maybe you should try again? Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jenny. My watercolors are dilettante in comparative to Abe's :-(
      His art is a high masterpiece. You're right watercolor technique is too hard to learn it too fast, the hand has to be strong and accurate.
      Have a nice weekend too!

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  8. Me encantan esas pinturas. Buena tarde.

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  9. Untill now I did not know this Japanese painter, but oooh his paintings are amazing. The waercolours are indeed hyperrealistic, so very beautiful, but also very hard to make.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Janneke

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    1. I'm glad Janneke you liked these artist and his paintings,
      Happy Saturday!

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  10. Super! I like the ones in the snow best. They are so minimalistic and that is what I like in paintings. Thanks for showing us. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. You're welcome Hetty. I love paintings of snow as well, especially the shadows and snowyshades.

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  11. I thought I'd seen some beautiful watercolors, but these are spectacular and are so clear they look like high quality photographs. Thank you for sharing this talented artist with us. :-)

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    1. Judy, I was astonished watching at first time these watercolors as well. I couldn't believe they aren't photographs.
      Thank you.

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  12. They could easily be mistaken for photographs - very talented.

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  13. Are you serious that these are paintings? Wow! I thought that these were all photographs. Seriously, some people in the world has all the talents. Thank you for introducing him to us.

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    1. KL, it was my same thought looking at the picture #6, all these thin grasses, I couldn't believe I see a watercolor. Yes, this artist is very talented.

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  14. Oh, they are wonderful!
    I have first seen your post on my phone, and the paintings really looked like photographs. Seen them bigger now... they are very realistic and detailed, but with the magic the photos don't (usually) have.
    The first one is my favourite, but I love them all. :)
    Thank you for sharing! Happy weekend! xx

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    1. Yes, Sara it's hard to guess but...they're paintings. The first one is my favorite too, especially the light rays through the trees.
      Have a nice Saturday!

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  15. Incredibly beautiful works! Have a nice weekend Nadezda;-)

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    1. Thank you Anne.
      Have a nice new week!

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  16. Nadezda, these pictures are fantastic.
    At first I thought it was your photos.
    Kisses and greetings.

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    1. They aren't photos, are paintings.
      Thank you Lucja!

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  17. Hola muy buenos días. Por aquí de respirando la belleza que hay dentro de tus fotos y agradeciendo tu huella en mi sencillo espacio
    Te dejo. A kiss

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    1. Marina, gracias! Estos son las pinturas de Abe Toshiyuki, no son las fotos mias :-)

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  18. Mr. Toshiyuki has an incredible talent. I love each of these amazing paintings! Thank you for sharing another great artist with us.

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    1. You're welcome, Peter. I'm glad you liked paintings by Japanese artist.

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  19. I agree to you, Nadezda! I also first thought that some of them look like photographs. I'm sure his pictures are very expensive. I should tell my husband - maybe he could find a copy.
    By the way my favourites are the 1., 2. and last one.

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    1. I think you could order a copy from the Internet file. There are many Mr. Toshiyuki's paintings.
      I love the first one as well, Sigrid.

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  20. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. ¡Ufff!!! Que pasada! Vaya, es un grandioso artista, creí que eran fotografías. Gracias por corregirme.

    Un beso y se muy feliz.

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  22. Wonderful paintings! It seems so real, Nadezda. Fantastic!

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    1. It's very realistic, thank you Tania!

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  23. Such beautiful paintings, so detailed - absolutely lovely :-)

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    1. I agree, Helene!
      Have a nice weekend!

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    2. Nadezda, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I had not come upon the work of Abe Toshiyuki before. However I do appreciate and recognise real talent. Those paintings are indeed excellent.

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    3. I've known Abe's paintings some weeks before as well, Alistair. I'm not surprised you work hard. Glad you liked them.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  24. Que maravilla!!! Antes de leer el título, pensé que eran fotografías Nadezda. Son bellísimas muy naturales. Es un gran pintor!!
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Tienes razón, Laura. Él es un artista muy talentoso.
      Buen domingo!

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  25. His paintings are very beautiful, tell us the beauty of nature. Happy Sunday.

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  26. I love nature and these paintings are amazing to me, beautiful. I am after a successful, as the doctors say, surgery at home. Good at home, because it was very painful in the hospital. Now I practice and walk on crutches and I hope it will be good. Regards.

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    1. I'm veeery glad to hear you're recovering, Giga!
      Thanks for comments!

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  27. Incredible beauty in these pictures. The man has talent indeed.

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    1. Yes, indeed, David. Thank you for stopping by!

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