Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall landscapes

 A couple recent plein airs painted in Haukilahti and Nuottaniemi in Espoo.

Oil on canvas, 35x27 cm

Oil on canvas panel, 24x33 cm

Sunday, October 25, 2015


A pencil drawing from Friday's life drawing session.

Pencil on Fabriano Schizzi A2 paper

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Life study

Oil on canvas panel, 50.8x40.6cm

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sunlit riverbank

Oil on canvas board, 27x35 cm

Saturday, September 5, 2015


A quick plein air from today. Challenging to paint while holding an umbrella in one hand.

Oil on canvas panel, 24x33cm

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


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


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


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


Paul Albert Besnard - The Siren 142 x 118 cm


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.