lauantai 25. joulukuuta 2010

New drawing "Das Model"

A drawing I did recently:

sunnuntai 19. joulukuuta 2010

New painting Ulla










































Another portrait of my best buddy Ulla. This time I painted her a bit art nouveau.Size is 30cm x 40cm




tiistai 9. marraskuuta 2010

jewelry

 




































I ordered a custom made brooch for myself with my painting "horns". The brooch is made by finnish jewelry designer "Helmipöllö".

keskiviikko 27. lokakuuta 2010

Chicago gallery flyer

Halloween themed gallery show in Chicago! So cool to be part of this!

tiistai 28. syyskuuta 2010

New painting Captain

New painting Captain (60 x 50cm, mixed media ). I painted this a few months ago and added some last strokes yesterday. Painting is based on a photo of model mosh . I'm myself pretty happy how the painting turned out. It's quite different from my usual style since it looks so much like some comic book character. Why this is only painted in tones of white is that I thought myself of some captain of a ghost ship

sunnuntai 5. syyskuuta 2010

Sisters - drawing

New drawing - Sisters (32 x 41cm Pencil and coloured pen on board)

maanantai 30. elokuuta 2010

Group Show in Chicago
































I'll have a group show in Chicago at Gallery Provocateur.
The Exhibition will run
October 30th, 2010 through January, 2011

14 Artist will be displaying their dark artwork. Apart from myself the artists are:
Christopher Shy, Donald White, Charles Moesch, Charlie Immer, Chris Guarino, Bethalynne Bajema, Myke Amend, Benoit Polveche, Clayton Chandler, Chad Savage, Aunia Kahn, David Normal and Kalli Haun.
Gallery Provocateur was founded 2008 by Veronika Kotlajic who is also head curator of the gallery. Veronika was co-founder and curator for Echo Gallery, Chicago from 2001 through 2005. Gallery Provocateur holds 4 rotating exhibitions per year showing the works of both local and international artists.
Links:
http://www.galleryprovocateur.org/
http://www.galleryprovocateur.org/upcomingexhibition_october2010.html

http://www.galleryprovocateur.org/Mountings/Oct10/Nadja_Mikkila.htm

maanantai 9. elokuuta 2010

Museum of Bad Art MOBA

I came across this nice link: http://museumofbadart.org/

Museum of bad art... Some of the art is not that bad at all and in fact some pieces are quite adorable in their own way; such as this: http://museumofbadart.org/coll8/image02.php

maanantai 26. heinäkuuta 2010

New hair, new website

I did two new things today... After considering a new haircut for pretty much a year I got bangs today :) take a look at the pics below... Another new thing I did today is a NEW WEBSITE. For quite some time I have been embarrased about my website and I redesigned it. I started yesterday and I finished today so it was a quick thing (it's good to be a geek!). In the next weeks I keep on working on it here and there. Adding more things but for the most part I'm done.

lauantai 17. heinäkuuta 2010

summer pics 1

Some summer pics taken of me among field mustards. Photos were taken by my boyfriend Asko.The dress is from Indiska http://indiska.com/













keskiviikko 23. kesäkuuta 2010

ink stain


I painted this rather experimental splashy painting last weekend. I had to paint it mostly horizontal so it wouldn't drip too much.

Acrylic paint on canvas measures 46 x 56cm. I also used some candle wax here and there.


torstai 13. toukokuuta 2010

RIP Frank Frazetta

The grandfather of fantasy art Frank Frazetta past away a few days ago. As a teenager I started to draw Fantasy Art after seeing art of artists like Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. Frazettas work has influenced many artists and my jaw still drops each time I look at his work.

Here are some links to Frazetta related sites:

Frazettas work:
http://www.frankfrazettamuseum.com/
http://www.frankfrazetta.org/

Frazettas work sold for 1 million:
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/full_content.php?article_id=1084&full=yes&pbr=1

Frazetta on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Frazetta

Frazetta tribute by Loobydave on deviantart:
http://loopydave.deviantart.com/art/RIP-Frank-163802074

maanantai 12. huhtikuuta 2010

Octopus

I did this octopus painting. I've had it in my mind eversince I painted my painting "horns".
I originally wanted to paint it on wood too...but since I did not have wood around I painted it on acrylic paper.

The size is about 42x56 cm

Before starting to paint I took a pic of the sketch :D

tiistai 23. maaliskuuta 2010

Kafka beetle drawing

I did this "Kafka beetle" drawing. Gregor Samsa is a character in The Metamorphosis, a short story by Franz Kafka. Gregor tries to live his life after having been transformed into a giant insect. I read the story many years ago in college but and the part I remember best is that Gregors father throws apples at him. One apple gets stuck in his back. The apple starts to rotten and Gregor gets sick. In my version an apple tree starts to grow from his back :-o The apple tree might be a symbol for various things. I myself thought of it as a burden which grows and takes you over. But for somebody else it might be the opposite of the rottening apple. Something good that starts to grow. Go and figure out :)
Franz Kafka: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Kafka
The Metamorphosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Metamorphosis



lauantai 6. maaliskuuta 2010

Giger exhibition in Tampere

Today we drove with my boyfriend all the way to Tampere just to see the H.R Giger exhibition. I must say that to me Giger is the greatest artist alive. I can not think of anybody else who would have such a unique style and be so skilled. I enjoyed the exhibition so much that I almost did not want leave.
In original the paintings were just amazing. You could see all the little details you never see in prints. Apart from all the amazing paintings and statues I really enjoyed the small things as well such as Gigers childhood drawings and essays.Photos from the exhibition:



Photos from the exhibition:
Giger exhibition in Tampere

H.R. Giger official website:
http://www.hrgiger.com/

maanantai 25. tammikuuta 2010

Our rescue dog Tita

Here are some pics of me from last weekend. These photos were taken by my boyfriend Asko. Indeed I love both sides of a camera ;)
In the photos you can see our little dog. She's a little stray dog whom we adopted from Spain.