sunnuntai 29. heinäkuuta 2012

Nereid

Here's my newest painting called "Nereid". In greek mythology Nereids are sea nymphs. I wanted to paint a dancelike pose underwater...and I'm actually quite happy with the end result :) the painting is a bit bigger than my usual stuff.

Nereid (70cm x 70cm, acrylic paint on canvas)

lauantai 21. heinäkuuta 2012

12.6 Helsinki Day hat photo

There is an annual Helsinki week. This time there was a free hat themed photoshoot by Atelieri O. Haapala. The gorgeous hat I'm wearing is by finnish hat maker Fiona Timantti


lauantai 14. heinäkuuta 2012

Tribute to Gustav Klimt

Google reminded me today that it's been 150 years since Gustav Klimt was born. I love his unique work and once I have attempted to do a copy of one of his paintings. Here is my version of the famous "Mäda Primavesi" painting. It's a learning experience for me to do copies like this... in this I learned to paint with brighter colours and more loose than normally. Also it was different to paint such a childlike face. 

Mäda Primavesi copy by Nadja Mikkilä (2009)

perjantai 13. heinäkuuta 2012

Summer roadtrip to Estonia

Me and a couple of friends did recently a nice roadtrip to Estonia. We visited the cities Tallinn, Kuressaare and Haapsalu. The only thing we had planned beforehand were the hotels/hostels. Otherwise it was just driving around and visiting nice places spontaneously. All in all it was a perfect trip. Beautiful sunny weather, great company and awesome places. There is not much else you could ask for :) 
I don't know what else to say. I guess pictures say more than a thousand words...so here are some pics :)

here are some spider pics from Estonia that I posted previously: link

Me and my travel companions :)
Kuressaare beach


Saaremaa

Haapsalu

Haapsalu

Haapsalu castle

Kuressaare castle
old harbour in Saaremaa

old drugstore sign in Haapsalu

keskiviikko 11. heinäkuuta 2012

New painting "Figure"

I did this new painting called "Figure" I know, I know the title is boring...I just felt quite empty in the head today and didn't come up with a title. I do not want to name my paintings something like "witch" or something that gives it too much direction. I want the viewer to see whatever he/ she sees in the painting.


Figure (46cm x 53cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created:2012)

tiistai 10. heinäkuuta 2012

Spiders and castles

Last week we did a little roadtrip to Estonia. We visited the cities Tallinn, Kuressaare and Haapsalu. I will be posting more photos later but here are a few very gloomy photos to start with (although actually our trip was extremly sunny and happy).

As a child when I lived in Germany I used to collect  spiders. I used to search the nearby area for the biggest orb weaver spiders (European garden spider: link ). If I didn't have a bucket with me I used to carry the spiders home in my fists. When I look back as an adult to my childhood hobby I have to shudder a bit. Spiders still fascinate me but they also give me unpleasant goosebumps.

Anyway...here is a little photo series called "spiders and castles". We visited the castle area in Kuressaare (Kuressaare castle: link ) at night and there were a lot of orb weaver spiders on a bridge. I took these pics with my mobile phone. I was so fascinated by all the spiders that my travel companions eventually had to drag me away from them ;) Apparently nobody else liked the spiders as much as I did :D





keskiviikko 4. heinäkuuta 2012

Pencil drawings

Here a re a few drawings I did some time ago. I haven't painted these so far but I might do the "Hippie girl" pose someday. 

"Mucha style drawing"
"Hippie girl"