Monday, May 10, 2010


Oil on canvas, 45 x 69 cm

I was painting today with my daughter.
She painted with water colors and created a pile of works.
I only managed to paint this one.
We had fun. :D

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Oil on linen canvas
65x97 cm 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Susan Lyon Figure Drawing Video´s

There is a couple of new videos available from Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon.

I bought the videos of Susan yesterday and i have to say that they are marvelous drawing lessons. I highly recommend these and they are definately worth the money. You also get access to download them instantly.
Susan tells, in a really beautifull calm voice, the thought and measuring process behind her drawings.
She also goes thru the materials and tools used.
Mostly she shows you how to use the pastels (pens also) and charcoals for quick sketches.
I think these are great examples of simplifying the design and keeping the values in order.
I also believe that even those of you who have done a lot of drawing can get a lot out of these.

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Shore of the lake Keitele

Another rainy day is melting the final ice coat of this lake. We saw a few swans in the morning aswell. Too bad they didnt stick around to pose for me :)

Kids were also as encouraging as ever. "Daddy, what colors do you have..add some pink in there". Well i did. And some of the rocks actually are that way.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

storm is on the way

Its been a super good day. We are here at the summer cabin with my family. Our kids were collecting stones and stuff from the beach. I allready have alot of stones so i thought that i paint this beautifull vista, despite the rain. These are actually the same views that the great finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela used to paint.