Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Trip to Romania

I just came back from the beautiful Romania.
Mountains were really impressive and i could have stayed there a few days longer.
People were really polite and very nice to me. Thanks to my new friends Michail and Dragos for making the trip to the mountain Sinaia possible. Food was also a real bargain and try to seek out those places in which they serve real traditional romanian food. Its definately worth to try.
Weather was a bit harsh for plein air painting, snowblizard on the mountains was a bit of suprise :)
I managed to get two plein air paintings done and here is a few tourist shots aswell. I also add a few pictures i took on the National Museum of Art of Romania. Definately a place to visit.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sleeping boy

"Sleeping boy"
Oil on linen, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Painting plein air with my sisters children

We had this super idea to paint with my sisters elder children.
I usually have 2 extra easels in my car, but i had taken those out to make extra room.
Well no worries i just taped these cardboards on to the piece of wood and we were ready to go. These worked out really good when we sticked them to the snow. I also forgot my extra palette somewhere so we had to share mine.

Here is what Helmi painted.

Here Henri's painting. After he was finished he found what we think is a meteor. :)

I did this.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blue shadows

Blue Shadows
Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Old tree

I am on vacation this week and i am hoping to paint more soon..

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Magazine and fruits

Magazine and fruits
30 x 70 cm
Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Its been a busy day today. :)
After work we did an plein air paintings with my friend, Mauri
and after the kids went to bed, I managed to paint this also.

Here is some work-in-progress shots.
As you can see i like to start from a one point and carry out from there.
In the third shot you can see a smiley face that i painted for my dear wife.
Too bad i had to paint over it.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Toy

"New Toy"

50 x 30 cm
Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Pirates d'air!

Pirates d'air!
40 x 60 cm, Linen canvas

This balloon is actually my sons birthday present :)
I can not believe my little tarzan is four allready..
Sorry about the bad quality photo. I´ll take a better picture when i find some batteries for my camera :D

I always have the same palette for everything i paint.
Here is some additional info aswell:

Oil Paints: (Rembrants and Van Cochs)
white (whatever is on sale)
Lemon yellow
Cadmium red
Yellow ochre light
Transparent oxide red/
Ultramarine blue deep

Premixed colors:
Light blue - Which is ultramarine+white with a touch of red
Black - Transparent oxide red + ultramarine

Langnickel 5590 series
Also a few cheap bristles and the really big ones are from hardware store

Medium used:
Walnut Oil

Sunday, April 05, 2009

2 new plein air sketches

Paintings are quite small, put i uploaded the images in super size.

Friday, April 03, 2009

New paintings

Whooe! Its been a busy day, i managed to paint these two today.
First one is painted in the life painting class that i am attending. It was amazing, as always, and i think we all learned a lot. This took about 4 hours to complete.
Second one is painted after that and it is also painted in alla prima style.

Lipking workshop pics

Stunning work-in-progress shots.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


I came across these interesting news. Check it out.

Katie Swatland is doing these monthly on-line lessons with the master painter Richard Schmid.
"unlimited access to high-resolution images of paintings and demonstrations" :D
Seems VERY interesting.

The Art Renewal Center is announced the winners for 2008-2009
Amazing work.
This year's Best in Show: Hiroshi Furuyoshi