Friday, July 31, 2009

I don't think they saw us

"I don't think they saw us"
Oil on linen canvas, 25 x 45 cm

These dolls are beautifully designed and handmade by my friend Kaija.
You can easily buy these online :)
Here is the direct link:

Here is a work in progress shot from my studio, also known as the living room. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Two plein air paintings from today


"Resting tree"

Its been an another great painting day. These two were painted in the afternoon in Sipoo.
Its a natural reserve area. Really beautiful place in every way.

Values,values and once more values

Some of you guys have asked me about values and their part in the painting
I think the values are THE MOST important part of any painting. Then comes the drawing(includes edges) and then the color.
I made this sketch today and tried to incorporate only 3 values in this one to have more kick into this painting.


Black and white version

Posterized 3 shade black and white

Wednesday, July 29, 2009



What an beautifull day it was today. We were in Helsinki to paint some tugboats.
Super cool!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A lot of stuff


"Book of colors"

"Drifting log"

I have been painting like crazy again.

I finished the first one today. It took basically 3 nights to paint. its made from reference photo i took back at the summer cabin.

Second one is just a quick 2 hour sketch, I was facinated by all that blueness in the kids room the other day and i took a reference photo. When i took it i had to memorize few of the important colors (mostly those greens in the shadows),which were super necessary so i could get this going on a right direction.

Third one is painted yesterday, it was really a great weather. Sadly the sun effect turned out to be a bit mellow in this one. Other than that it was great to be there.

We have also been painting with the kids. Here is few pictures from that.
Its amazing to watch kids to paint. Definately a learning experience and super fun, and messy of course. :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New paintings

Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Oil on linen canvas, 2009

Mauri and Arto painting.

I am back from my summer vacation and its good to be home :)
I just finished the first one.. Second one is painted yesterday.
We had a painting trip with my buddies Mauri and Arto. In this shot you can see how we are hiding from the rain under the bridge.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


I am on my summer holiday and i have been mostly just goofing off with the kids.
Here is one small flower painting from life. It is painted very early in the morning.
I woke up like 5 am to do this.

Lets see if can manage to upload this with my mobile phone..