Friday, December 06, 2013

Still life´s

Here is a couple of still life´s that i painted on birch panels.
I was more fun to do a series of these, just to really study the subtle color/value shifts these translucent surfaces have.
Last one of these is a bit more simplified version and I am looking forward to incorporate more of that style to tomorrows pleinair session. :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Foam bath

"Foam bath"

46 x 68 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Here is some super closeup´s - just for you.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Latest plein air paintings

"Sunset to winter"
 Oil on birch panel

"Magic forrest"
 Oil on linen canvas

 Oil on linen canvas

Making of sunset to winter.... 

Friday, October 25, 2013


72 x 35 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Here is a couple of making-of-photos

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blue horizon

"Blue horizon"
50 x 33 cm
Oil on linen canvas

It rained quite heavily, but it was worth it to take the shower just to see the actual colors that were out there.
And here is some work in progress shots:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two small paintings

"Golden field"


Monday, October 14, 2013

Horse stables - gallery edition

"Horse stables"
65 x 35 cm
Oil on linen canvas

I felt that the pleinair painting I painted from this building, yesterday, was a bit too small in size and I wanted a bit more horizontal space to really show this beautiful old building for you.
I also added some details that i did not include in the first version.
There is also a challenge to not to over work a new versio. Thats why i painted the same way that i painted in the landscape. Please check out the previous post for the work n progress shots.
Colors and the values are also identical to the original sketch.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Old horse stables

"Old horse stables"
27 x 35 cm
Oil on panel

Here is couple of making-of pictures:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October orange!!

"October orange"
35 x 27 cm
Oil on panel

I was painting today with my friend and mentor Mauri
What an amazing day, we met many great people and chatted a lot about dogs and also about the beautiful finnish autumn!
Incredible colors out there - no painting can match to that, but we did our best.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Red house

"Red house"

27 x 33 cm
Oil on birch panel

and here is a work-in-progress shot:

Monday, September 16, 2013


I finally published my print database to the public.
Please come right in and grab a few posters!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


38 x 48 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Green dress

"Green dress"
92 x 55 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New studio works

"White dress"
42 x 65 cm
Oil on linen canvas

"Pink dress"
51 x 33 cm
Oil on linen canvas

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Plein air fun

20 x 28 cm
Oil on birch, 2013
I was painting with Mauri the other day by the Kerava river. 
The evening was beautiful and we had a lot of fun!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer garden

"Summer garden"
27x33 cm
Oil on birch panel

I testes out couple of these birch panels made out of veneer and I have to say they are highly durable and can take pretty much any weather conditions.
Surface was first varnished to give it brownish color and then sanded lightly to make it smooth and to remove the texture.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Art In The Open 2013 - Wexford Ireland

 "Carne Beach"
Oil on panel
25 x 37 cm


 "Morning in Ballymore"
Oil on panel
25 x 37 cm

 "Irish Shore"
Oil on panel
25 x 37 cm

 "Ducks in Enniscorthy"

 "Old timer"

 "Boats of Wexford"

 "Midday in Screen"

 "Afternoon in Wexford"

 "Stepping stones"

"Atlantic view from the Hook Head"

Now lets take a look what happened during the festival:

 René PleinAir painting

 Young boy with his new brushes from Finland.

 Radio interviewing the local boys.

 Mireia Sanz Alex painting in the shores of Carne Beach.

 Louise Tracy and David Diaz.

 Marc Dalessio´s workshop.

 Leon Holmes, Giles Lester, Valerie CraigLori Putnam and David Diaz painting in heavy rain with me.

 Leon Holmes in the streets of Wexford.

Click on the link to see me, Marc Dalessio and Leon Holmes in action.
Banjo player is the new owner of my painting. :)

 Rainer Simon

 Leon and David 

 Grahame Booth after finishing one his master pieces in Bunclody.
 Marc Dalessio painting horse stables.

Also known as the nicest guy on the planet and the main organizer of the event.
Sketch of Neil.

 My second water color, ever.

David starting a water color sketch.

  Giles Lester´s portrait sketch of me.

 Lori Putnam´s workshop is about to begin.


 I painted this painting with Leon Holmes in the quick draw event during the 2 hours that we had.
We took 10 minute shifts to be able to also create our personal paintings simultaneously.

 Leon and me with our latest creation.

 Tony sold our painting in auction. 
It went 100% to the charity and we collected 570,- euros for a good cause.

 Buzz on the street.

Giles Lester, ready to paint - nocturne - night painting in alla prima.
 Me and Leon painting.

Last day we had a picnic paint out in Screen.
I painted some steam rollers in incredible noise and smoke with Michael Richardson.

Noelle Angley at her easel.
Ned Mueller with friends.
Rosa with hot wheels.


 Gallery of wet paintings :)
 Catriona Gibling
Louise Tracy 

Giles Lester´s works
Mary Duffy´s work.

 Rosa Olivero´s work.

 David Diaz´s work.

 My paintings

 Leon Holmes works.

 Jane Meyler

Mireia Sanz Alex

George McHugh´s winner

Grahame Booth´s winner

Beautiful watercolors

Marko Fenske´s work

Valerie Craig´s Mayoral award winner!

  Joe Paguet´s work
 Rainer Simon´s work

Tony Robinson´s work


 Dee Crowe´s work

 Michael McGuire´s works

Paul Maloney´s works
Finnish guy.