Monday, January 05, 2009

Xmas Vacation


Happy New Year! I was on my christmas vacation and managed to paint 6 new pieces. Here is one of them. It was nice that there were a lot of snow in northern parts of the Finland.
I post more pictures later on. Now i gotta go to paint some more! :)

8 comments:

William R. Moore said...

Hello Antti,
Looks like you had very productive holidays.

I like all of these,especially the last three. The very last one is my favorite. Nice white on white study. (the enlargement is good, some enlarged details would be nice)

Antii in a resent communication you said,"I use same kind of approach to plein air also." This statement was in reference to your use of the Langnickel 5590 series brushes in your painting approach to the head/figure . I assume that you used this brush to paint these and was wondering if they were used exclusively or were other type brushes or knifes also used?

Thanks

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks for your comment William!

Here you can find a detailed version of the "Cold ditch".
(just copy and paste to your browser)

https://dl-web.getdropbox.com/get/Photos/275_cold_ditch_large.jpg?w=7db13538

Like you allready guessed, I used solely langnickle 5590 brushes and some palette knife on these ones.
One difference is that on the portraits i usually wash some kind of undertone for the skin, but on the other subjects, I find it easier to make simpler strokes, one blob at a time.
This all will be better explained in my upcoming "Unicorn" doll painting video.. I still have some sound editing to do with it.
Cheers!

René PleinAir. said...

The link doesn't work, but the work itself does awesomely!!

William R. Moore said...

Antti,
A second to René on the Box link not working.

Thanks for the answers to questions.

Antti Rautiola said...

Oops. The links seems to be dead allright.

Here's a new one:
www.anttirautiola.fi/kuvat/275_cold_ditch_large.jpg

Darrell Baschak said...

Antti, I love the last piece especially, it is something I see quite often up in Northern Canada during the winter. The way your darks intertwine through the painting is brilliant.

Arto Isotalo said...

Terve!

Suomesta siis löytyy joku joka osaa maalata oikeaa taidetta! Upeita töitä! Saanko kysyä mistä olet hommannut Langnickeleitä? Myydäänkö Suomessa jossain vai oletko tilannut ulkomailta?

Antti Rautiola said...

Darren:
Thanks for the kinf words :)


Arto:
Terve!

Tilailin tuolta http://www.jerrysartarama.com nimisestä paikasta.
Ne on tarkemmin noita "5590 Flat" sarjan suteja.