lauantai 30. kesäkuuta 2012

Stop Staring blossom dress and blond hair

I've been a brunette all my life but my blond wig inspired me to colour my hair blond. So now I've got dark blond hair :) I've bought a few pretty fabulous dresses recently. My boyfriend Asko www.askojonathan.com took these pics of me today. I'm wearing the blossom dress by stop staring .


perjantai 29. kesäkuuta 2012

Crazy Creatures

A few years ago I made a bunch of  "Crazy Creatures". It was around the time when I was graduating from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Writing my thesis work (it was about user interface design) was quite organized work and a bit stressful. In contrast to that I doodled a lot of crazy creatures for my own pleasure. When you are working very organized and neat it's a perfect relaxation to do absolut pointless doodles. I think I should do some more creatures in the future again :) 


Full gallery of Crazy Creatures is here:
http://www.nadja-art.com/MyCreatures/index.html





lauantai 16. kesäkuuta 2012

Some soundtracks to my paintings

I never paint in silence. I always have some background music or noise. It can vary a lot and when the painting is done I don't remember all to well what I listened to. Sometimes however a song fits a painting so well that I get a soundtrack/theme song for my paintings. Here are two examples :)
...actually when looking at these two random samples you can tell that the women in my paintings have become much stronger.

Captain (year created: 2010):
Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYeDsa4Tw0c



Drowning (year created: 2005):


I listen to a lot of Tori Amos when I paint. A certain song doesn't go with a certain painting but here are some of my favorit Tori Amos songs (although... I guess I've got somewhat 20 or more favorit songs by her :P )

Tori Amos - Yes, Anastasia:

Tori Amos - Sugar:

Tori Amos - Siren:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aD4egZFxw8



perjantai 8. kesäkuuta 2012

Queen of Clubs

I did this rather fast sketchy painting last week. This might not be one of my best paintings but I had a lot of fun (and not much focus) with this painting. I felt like singing, dancing and painting all at once :)


Queen of Clubs (32cm x 41cm, acrylic paint on heavy weight acrylic paper)


sunnuntai 3. kesäkuuta 2012

By the moon

I forgot to post this photo earlier. A photo of me at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2012. The photo is by Atelieri O. Haapala. Take a look at their website http://www.ohaapala.com  to see more Neo-Victorian portraiture photos :) 



perjantai 1. kesäkuuta 2012

Brion Bonaventura painting - "in progress" pictures

Here are some images of the "Brion Bonaventure" painting I did a while ago. Just phone camera images...but anyway...I like seeing how a painting has evolved :) 

I always start out a drawing/painting by drawing the shape of the face or the eyes. 
Next step is to complete the face. If it goes wrong I can forget about the whole painting...otherwise I can continue.  




Brion Bonaventura