Thursday, March 28, 2013

Young composer

"Young composer"
60 x 65cm
Oil on linen canvas

It was such a joy to paint this!
I have always admired people who can sing or play any instrument.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pekka Halonen´s studio

"Sauna at Halosenniemi"

Oil on canvas 2013

Here is a work in progress shot.

As you can see I had some help from my new friend!
Oona add some of the finishing brushwork to this one.

Today we went to paint with the group of plein air painters in Pekka Halonen´s studio.
Pekka Halonen was one of the great "Golden era" painters in Finnish art.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Last light

"Last light"

It was a great evening to paint! Timing could not have been better.
Gladly, my friend Mauri joined me and he did couple of pencil sketches.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Blue shadows

"Blue shadows"

Oil on panel, 2013

Its was a beautiful day today. 
We went out with the whole family to enjoy the nearby nature.

Here is a work in progress shot. As you can see the contrast was very high because of that pure white snow and it was difficult to see the colors laid on the palette while painting.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Body Worlds

I went to see this new exhibition in the science museum Heureka.
My kids loved it and they learned a lot about human anatomy. 
I had my sketchbook with me to use this as an learning opportunity.

I encourage everybody to use the possibility to go see this if you are near Tikkurila.
Photography was not allowed in there, so please seek out more info from: