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October 21st, 2016 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »


or ta-ta-tango 🙂


I lost this week’s Wednesday.

It was a weird feeling to realize on Thursday midday that it’s Thursday,

not Wednesday.

Ever happened to you?


Here are my latest pictures for


Theme Art challenge in October: ‘silhouette’



(previous posts are here and here)











and all 8 silhouettes together







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I made a mango…or tango…

not like original but it was an inspiration

to paint a mango…or tango 🙂






This was yummy, really tasty!





Have a relaxing weekend!






silhouettes and a gentleman

October 14th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 11 Comments »



Hi everyone!

How’s your week been? busy? happy?


I’ve been busy and happy 🙂


Here are my next entries for


Theme Art challenge in October: ‘silhouette’












The other day I got an idea to draw a portrait…


I found a model from internet.

It started like this






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Here’s he finished






Hercule Poirot is a gentleman.


Donald Trump is NOT!




Have a relaxing weekend!




it’s October!

October 7th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 17 Comments »



Hi everyone!


What a beautiful autumn week we’ve had.

Sun’s been smiling and leaves are yellow, red…


This week we used oil pastels in the art course.

Not my thing.

I like to try all kinds of mediums and

realized that oil pastels are not for me…

We had to continue this sunflower oil painting (left side)

Normally I buy good quality mediums but these oil pastels were cheap,

very cheap and they feel cheap. Not good pigment and not pleasant to draw…


I didn’t have feeling to finish it

but here’s the result I did during the course

(we cut a copy of the sunflower painting, clued it on the paper and continued with

free style to make as one painting)







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For Theme Art challenge in October




I’ve made only miniature drawings (sizes approx. 0.4-1 inch)


Lokakuun teemataiteeseen teen ainoastaan minisiluetteja, kooltaan n. 1-3 cm.



silhouette 1






silhouette 2





More coming next week!



Have a relaxing weekend!



collage and a hand – with pencil

September 29th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »


autch! it’s end of September!!!


This month’s Theme Art challenge ‘geometric art’ ends too.



Here’s a collage of all 7 works





I’ve watched several youtube videos to learn how to draw a hand.


Here’s my first finished work.






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Have a relaxing weekend!





with pencil and charcoal 2.

September 22nd, 2016 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »


Hi everyone!


Previous pencil & charcoal post is here.


This week we had to draw Nefertiti with charcoal.

We had a plaster statue as a model…






Here’s the first one





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This second one was first totally ‘coaled’ and then I ‘draw’ with

brush and eraser.





I have two pics for Theme Art challenge

September’s ‘geometric art’









This has been a good week – how about yours?



Have a relaxing weekend!



with pencil and charcoal

September 16th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 13 Comments »



Hi everyone!


I’ve drawn with pencil,

a lot!

Here are a few for


Theme Art challenge in September: ‘geometric art’



Teemataidetta geometrisin kuvioin…
















In our course ‘from drawing to painting’ medium was charcoal.

We did ‘a hand’ – huge hand.

First one was just outlines and the second was first colored with charcoal and then

‘drawn’ with chamois (and brush).

These are not ready but shows the idea…



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I’d like to know which one of these works is your favorite and why?



Just curious….



Have a relaxing weekend!



after holidays…

September 9th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 19 Comments »



it’s time for new and old challenges…

I started a new course ‘from drawing to painting’.


We had to draw a composition which didn’t fit on paper,

make items bigger than they are…

It was fun but very difficult!

I had two items

sunglasses case and hand cream tube






I didn’t have time to finish this but it was good start for a new season…





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Next drawing is for Theme Art challenge September’s  ‘geometric art’


I might do more drawings with pencil.

This I call ‘movement’.





Lyijykynällä liikettä niveliin 🙂


geometrista taidetta

Teemakuun kollaasiin



Relaa viikonloppua kaikille!



Have a relaxing weekend!



geometric art

September 8th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »


September’s art theme


is ‘geometric art’


It was fun to play with pencil again…






Ensimmäinen piirustus


Teemakuun kollaasiin


Lyijykynällä hinkkasin ja hankasin…



colorful August…

August 18th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »


Hi everyone!


Oh it’s been RAINY! and windy…

Rain and hard wind are good reasons to be inside


get up and do some exercise.

Yes. I started this Monday…some Tai Chi, Pilates,

using a foam roller (oh that’s hard but feels gooood!)

and just stretching…


my old exercise mat by BLOGitse




Look up and get an inspiration to paint.

That’s how this watercolor painting started…for


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August clouds watercolour by BLOGitse



One day it was sunny enough and I shot Rowan in our garden.



Rowan in our garden by BLOGitse


Nice looking but hard wind blows berries/fruits all over our wooden terrace.


oh well, all kinds of stuff is coming down: rain, snow, pollen, needles…



What’s coming down in your garden/neighborhood? 🙂



I’ll have a blogging/holiday break –

see you again in September!


Enjoy rest of this August!



windy August…

August 11th, 2016 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »

Hey everyone!

It’s been really windy,

temperature dropped,

rain every now and then…feels like autumn already!



Many evenings the sky has been like a flaming ocean…

Like this on Friday 5.8.2016


unset Fri 5.8.2016 by BLOGitse



This was an inspiration for my


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entry this week



watercolor sunset by BLOGitse



After two weeks we’ll escape to France for a week

to meet family members from different parts of the planet…

We rent a huge house with a pool, outdoor kitchen etc.

Can’t wait to relax and enjoy summer over there!

(Here at home our renovation project continues now outside;

terrace enlargement,

we built a small shed for garden tools etc. that needs painting plus

this and that small things.)



How’s your life???



Have a relaxing weekend!



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