keskiviikko 23. tammikuuta 2013

Stencil painting 1

Here is a new painting I did last weekend. The inspiration for this was in fact an old painting of mine (the "Face" painting below) that I did almost 10 years ago in 2004 (time goes by so fast!!!). Anyway, I was thinking of doing a series of this kind of stencil paintings. My goal is to do at least 3 of these (I have some ideas already what the next ones will be like). 

The model for this painting is Brion Bonaventura, who is also model for this painting.

Stencil (50cm x 50cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2013)
Face (50cmx70cm acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2004)

maanantai 21. tammikuuta 2013

Harilaid lighthouse

I mentioned earlier here about our trip to Estonia last summer. Well, I still haven't posted pictures from my favorite place that we discovered :) 

We went to see the abandoned lighthouse at Harilaid. The lighthouse is known as "Harilaid lighthouse" or "Kiipsaar Lighthouse" and it was built in 1933 just 25 meters from the coastline. Originally the lighthouse was painted black and white. Nowadays the lighthouse is abandoned and it is known as the Pisa tower of Estonia. 

The lighthouse is about 5km away from the nearest road and we had to walk all the way there...which was very enjoyable because the island of Harilaid is really beautiful :) The flora of the peninsula represents 261 species of flowering plants and vascular cryptogams (in general I got the impression that Estonia seems to be full of flowers). The island is geographically very young; it arose from the sea as an island 1000-2000 years ago.

Below are some pictures that Asko took at the lighthouse. I dragged a pretty dress along with me to pose a bit for photos. Because as you know photography is about location, location location ;)

 Below is a museum image of the lighthouse. I also found some interesting travel blog which shows different states of the lighthouse of how it's slowly disappearing into the sea.


maanantai 14. tammikuuta 2013

Notre appartement

Here is a glimpse of our apartment. I have a few of my own paintings on the living room wall like my Octopus painting and my recent Winter painting. I have inherited the art nouveau style (actually it's from the 1930's) sideboard from my grandmother. The couch is a flea market bargain and the table is made by Asko. Apart from being a photographer, Asko is also a cabinet maker. Below is an example of Askos work that happens to combine both :)

black commode by