Sunday, May 31, 2009

The missing piece

The missing Piece
Oil on linen canvas, 2009
27 x 50 cm

My family left to the cabin so i have been painting all day long.
In the morning i was doing some plein air painting
and here is the second one painted in the studio. :D
I probably soften a few edges tomorrow.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Oil on linen canvas, 2009
24 x 35 cm

I was virtually listening only one song while painting this.
Song was Tenacious D´s Wonderboy.

Well he surely is the wonderboy for me. :D

Monday, May 25, 2009

In her thoughts

"In her thoughs"
Oil on linen canvas, 2009

This started out as an sketch of my dear wife, i just wanted to paint somewhat the same way,
that i assume that John Singer Sargent painted.
Well this is a very humble effort compared to his mad skills. :D

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Drifting clouds

Drifting clouds
Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Relaxed boy

Relaxed boy, 2009
Oil on linen canvas.

This is the first time my son has ever posed for me. :)
He was a super good model, changed the postion like every minute or so to keep me focused on the task. :D
Total painting for this sketch was about 15 minutes.
After that was of course his turn to paint with acrylics.
We had really super fun painting together.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Small brook

My kids took a nap in the car, so i drove right next to this lovely little brook nearby.
I spent about 45 minutes on this spot before they woke up.
I am kind a glad that i stopped painting at this stage,
where there still are a lot of bold strokes clearly stated.

"Small brook"
Oil on linen canvas, 2009
21 x 34 cm

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boy getting dressed

Boy getting dressed
Oil on canvas, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Shore at Eira, Helsinki.

It was a beautiful day today. I had super fun painting on the shore.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New stuff

The Sunken Tree

Trees in the sunset (sketch)

This was kind of results of speed painting. Half on hour on the spot.
I would have gone a bit earlier, but i had to put my kids to bed :)

The Big Machine

This was actually done on paper, because i ran out of canvases.

These are from the last weeks plein air session.
I am the guy on the left. Mauri is the gentleman on the right.

Work in progress..
We had an new guest star with us. You can see Arto Isotalo working in the background.
Thank you Arto for joining us on this rainy day. Lets do it again soon! :D
Btw, check out Artos blog from my links.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Two new plein air´s

Two new plein air sketches from nearby forest. :D

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Oil on linen canvas, 2009

And here is some work in progress shots

And two close ups.