maanantai 31. joulukuuta 2012

Venus

Here's a new painting called "Venus". My scifi loving boyfriend Asko suggested the planets so I made them around her. I managed to finish 2 paintings this week so they still go under the 2012 category ;) 

Happy New Year! :)

Venus (58cm x 75cm, acrylic paint on wood, year created: 2012)
Reference image used for this painting: link

sunnuntai 30. joulukuuta 2012

Winter painting

I went outside my comfort zone and tried to do a landscape painting. Me and Asko went to take photos a week ago by the sea and the view was so spectacular that I decided to give it a try and do a landscape painting. So here it is :)

Below is also a little phone video I made from the beautiful seaside view. Asko made a video of the noise the waves make when they are underneath the ice.




During painting I made myself a "Winter soundtrack". Here are some songs that have a winter feeling to them (just my opinion). I like influencing my art with music. Some people like to cut off everything while they paint...I don't quite like that myself. I like to get inspired by music, movies, photos...anything :)

Tori Amos, Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VQiYC8T-lw
Nick Cave, Lovely Creature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh16adWqI10 
Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlsHIdhkBbM  

Winter (60cm x 80cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2012)
Me taking photos with my phone...can you tell I'm freezing? It was -16ºC ...by the sea it always feels colder though...
Asko taking photos and videos.

sunnuntai 23. joulukuuta 2012

Winter photos

Winter is not my favorit season. I hate dressing up in layers and layers and layers of clothes and still feeling cold....but it sure is beautiful! Today we went to the pittoresque Fiskars village to have some excellent cake and chocolate at Petris chocolate room

Merry Christmas! :)



lauantai 22. joulukuuta 2012

Language study logo

I came across this logo on my PC. I did this language study logo a few years ago for my counties education center. What I love most about graphic design is designing logos. I normally do very "scandinavian" simple logo designs, but in this me and the client felt that there was no need to be so strict about it. So here is here is my playful cliché language logo. And by the way...I myself speak finnish, german, english and swedish


lauantai 15. joulukuuta 2012

Library gallery (1)

I have currently a few paintings on display in a library in Vihti . I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in Finland you can have galleries in almost every library and it's usually for free (or for a very low cost). The galleries are available for both professional and hobby artists. The galleries are about art, photography, handicraft or even fashion. It's really nice that libraries support culture in so many ways :)

My little gallery is running throughout December. Today I stopped by at the library with my friend Ulla (she's model to many of my paintings). Ulla took some phone cam pics of me that you can see below. My next library show will be in June 2013. 






Beautiful old library from the outside

torstai 6. joulukuuta 2012

black and white photos

Here are two photos from last summer. Photos are taken by my partner Asko .I'm again wearing my favorit dress "the Rita dress" by bettiepageclothing.com.

I hope I get some new paintings done soon! I have for example one new painting coming up with a naked girl and some planets ;)