sunnuntai 29. heinäkuuta 2012


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 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 here are some pics :)

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

Me and my travel companions :)
Kuressaare beach




Haapsalu castle

Kuressaare castle
old harbour in Saaremaa

old drugstore sign in Haapsalu

keskiviikko 11. heinäkuuta 2012

New painting "Anguish"

I did this new painting ...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. 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