Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Dynamic Duo

"The Dynamic Duo"
Oil on linen canvas, 40 x 66 cm

We had this halloween party and our kids we dressed up as an batman and as a little bat.
This painting is based on a few blurry photographs and pure inventions of stuff.

Work in progress closeup:

I got couple of new books today, Sorolla´s and Leyendecker´s books. Those masters really created a lot of awesome paintings and i just had to paint something after reading those books.

Amazon links:
J.C. Leyendecker
Joaquin Sorolla

Monday, October 19, 2009

King of the Hill

"King of the Hill"
Oil on linen canvas, 27 x 50 cm

In this one i really tried to push the colors.
Every master whom i admire (John Sargent, Richard Schmid, Anders Zorn..) has said that you should be sure about your strokes and that those should be put down
with total degree of certainty.
Basic principle was that the laid stroke was the permanent stroke.
Its mentally (for my brains) really hard to paint this way and also the reason i love it.
This is the first time i didnt actually scrape off anything. Lets call it luck. :D
But anyways it sure was super fun to see it unfold.

Here is one work-in-progress shot

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Early Figure Paintings - THE BOOK

My first book just came out.
I can not wait to get the first copy of it :)
It is available for purchase online at
Preview the whole book:



Oil on linen canvas, 40 x 28 cm

This is a quick sketch i painted from my sisters younger daughter.
She is so beautifull child. To bad I didnt really achieve likeness in this small painting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New stuff - unnamed actually

3 Onions

3 tomatoes

1 Artist

I havent posted anything in a while, so here it goes.
Sorry about the quality, but its hard to take good photos with crappy camera. :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Oil on linen canvas 24 x 44cm

And here is a few work-in-progress shots

Thursday, October 08, 2009

All Aboard!

"All Aboard!"
Oil on linen canvas 57 x 67cm

And here is a closeup shot from the boy


WHOOE! New brushes! I can finish my painting!
These look exactly like Langnickel Royal Sable Brush 5590´s,
BUT they are made by Rosemary&Co. Series 279 Long Flats.
Sizes 8-2. These should be very durable and the delivery was super fast.
I am going to put them into a test rightaway!

Order from:

These are super-high-quality brushes.
Feeling when you touch the canvas is exactly like in the Langnickels brushes.
None of the hairs fell off last night, so thats a HUGE plus.
I am guessing that these will endure really heavy duty, because i love to paint both
thick and thin, fast and slow.
Shortly, these are my new bests friends. :D

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Last Cookie

"The Last Cookie"
Oil on linen canvas 27 x 74cm