Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Flower crown




Oil on canvas, 33x24 cm



Progress shots


Friday, August 7, 2015

At Kaitalampi


I had time to paint a little bigger painting on my last summer vacation days. The location in this painting is a nearby lake where open water swimmers like to train, because it's long and narrow. It's safer to swim close to shore. Kaita = narrow, lampi = pond/lake.

Oil on canvas, 90x70 cm

I took some work-in-progress shots of this, too:



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sardinia


I made these plein air paintings on our trip to Sardinia. It's a beautiful place!




Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two boats



Oil on canvas, 23x20 cm


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Espoo river


A quick plein air from yesterday.





Monday, April 27, 2015

Espárragos

Deliciousness. Especially when grilled.

Oil on canvas, 16x35 cm



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Glims river



Oil on canvas, 27x33 cm


Halfway through

Espoo river bend



Oil on canvas, 19x27 cm


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chester



Oil on canvas panel, 41x33 cm

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter paintings



Oil on canvas, 27x38 cm




Oil on canvas, 24x33 cm


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Paintings


I enjoyed looking at the paintings at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen last month.
I hope you enjoy these photos I took of a few of them! Speaking of photos, all of the museums I visited in Copenhagen allowed photography, as long as flash was not used.
It's a shame that's not possible in Finnish National Gallery.


Berthe Morisot - Young Girl Braiding her Hair 46 x 38 cm


Carolus Duran - Portrait of a little girl in Spanish costume 41 x 39 cm


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - In Thought 48 x 36 cm


Detail


Paul Albert Besnard - The Siren 142 x 118 cm


Detail


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek sculptures


We spent our winter vacation in Copenhagen last month. I managed to squeeze in a couple of museum visits while there. Here are some of the beautiful sculptures I saw in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.




Henri Chapu, Jeanne d'Arc (on the left)


Auguste Rodin, one of the three large marble versions of The Kiss. Commissioned by the founder of Glyptoteket, Carl Jacobsen. Beautiful.










Per Hasselberg, Snowdrop






Hermann Wilhelm Bissen, Bathing girl





Degas's Little dancer
Some small Degas bronzes. There were a lot of these.






Charcoal portrait


A charcoal portrait of my wife.

Charcoal on Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper, 42x29.7 cm
WIP stages


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Soukanniemi


Here's yet another quick sketch from Soukanniemi in Espoo.
There's now enough daylight to paint in the afternoon while my son is at basketball practice.

Oil on canvas, 13x27 cm


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

More life drawings



Derwent XL charcoal (Mars violet) on Canson Mi-Teintes (Gris Fumée) paper, 65x50 cm

Derwent XL charcoal (Mars violet) on Fabriano Tiziano (Perla) paper, 65x50 cm