Friday, June 28, 2013

Postcards from Helsinki

I have been painting in my studio for a couple of days, so the urge to get out of there was huge!
So I did some plein air painting in Helsinki and in Vantaa today. Panels that I used were a bit too small, but it was still super fun to be out there.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Girl on the pier

"Girl on the pier"
80 x 65 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Oil on canvas
My wife has this super cool sewing machine maybe from the 50´s or so.  
I am a big fan of all the retro stuff. These machines are build to last and its made out of cast iron so I quess it will last forever. Wonderful design :)

Technically, I started this with sight-size method to get the proportions and drawing correct. After that it was all about alla prima approach. 
Funny thing about painting glass jars and stuff is to paint the thing without actually painting it. Its all about value harmony and they must be carefully judged to get the effect of the transparency in there.
Painting this was a lot of fun!

 Here is a work in progress shot of the sight-size block in.

Friday, June 21, 2013

New paintings


"Super clean"

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Latest plein airs in super high resolution

This is officially my first pastel painting, ever :)

I finally got my camera working.. so here is some of the latest plein air paintings. 
These are all in super high resolution so that you can see the all the details and brush work. If you want to print them on your wall, go right ahead :)