perjantai 21. maaliskuuta 2014

flowers and paint

Recently it was my birthday and I got a lot of beautiful flowers so I had to take a picture of them! I've started to do a new series of paintings last weekend and the next few days are dedicated to paint! Hopefully I'll be able to post some of my new paintings soon! They're quite different form my usual paintings...

Roses and a peony (from Asko). Notice that the flower matches the wallpaper!
Getting prepared to paint! (But not on this old beautiful russian table!)

lauantai 15. maaliskuuta 2014

The man and his gun

I'm engaged to a very handsome man :) Here is a recent selfportrait of Asko. The gun is a replica gun and it's the same gun that Clint Eastwood has in one his old western movies. I don't think I have to mention that Asko is a huge Clint Eastwood fan, he even has a Clint tattoo :)

Girls, look at those massive hands!

perjantai 7. maaliskuuta 2014

Ruska profile portrait

I'm having a good flow with painting right now :) The beautiful model for this painting is burlesque dancer Tin Ker Bell. I'm planning a more complex portrait of her and I decided to do this profile of her as a "warm up".
Ruska or Tin Ker Bell is also my dance teacher and the fact that I see her every week is very helpful when painting a portrait. I think I succeeded of making her recognizable and I kind of like the gloomy colours myself. Like Oscar Wilde said “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” Or I'd rather say the portrait is of both ;) 

Ruska (40 x 50 cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2014, model: Ruska)

torstai 6. maaliskuuta 2014

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014 (Tropical Tornado)

Last weekend was my third year at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival. This years theme was "Tropical Tornado" and the event was even more colourful than normally. Is that even possible?

I really enjoyed the shows, and you can see a glimps of the event in this clip. I also went to workshops of Kitten de Ville to learn some Bump'n'Grind burlesque and then I also went to the "Perlesque" workshop of Perle Noire. So last week I learned a lot about stage presence and I learned some new dance moves and I saw some inspiring creative people on stage.

My previous years "reports": HBF'13 and HBF'12

Me and Kitten de Ville after the workshop

Partytime photo by Minka Lindfors. I'm somewhere among the bunnies, showgirls and wizards ^^

Asko and Scotty the Blue Bunny, me and amazing Perle Noire, The beautiful Ravishing Shangri La Rubies