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weekend #27 – lupins

July 3rd, 2015 by BLOGitse received 7 Comments »

 

‘home made’ lupins for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

lupins watercolor by BLOGitse

 

quick watercolor splashes on my sketchbook and together they look like lupins! :)

 

Sorry, no, no, joking…here you see REAL lupins :)

 

 

collection of lupins by BLOGitse

 

look at this beauty

 

lupins by BLOGitse

 

What a structure, what a color, just amazing!

 

Simple but soooo beautiful……..

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

ps.

 

I can NOT comment on your blog if you don’t have

 

name/URL option to leave a comment….

 

 

weekend #26 – green June shots

June 26th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 8 Comments »

 

but first my entry for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

Dianthus Caryophyllus, neilikka, watercolor painted by BLOGitse

 

bunch of Dianthus Caryophyllus

 

 

In Helsinki it’s green, really green!

 

June 2015 in Helsinki by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

weekend #25 – Happy Midsummer!

June 19th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 7 Comments »

 

Leppoisaa juhannsta kaikille!

 

Happy Midsummer!

 

 

happy-midsummer-by-BLOGitse

 

 

I watched a video on YouTube trying to learn how to paint a cherry,

 

not perfect but it was good practise!

 

made with acrylics

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

happy-midsummer-by-BLOGitse

 

weekend #24 – Kaarina Kaikkonen’s art

June 12th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 4 Comments »

 

but first my entry for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

abstract, no name, acrylics

 

just abstract acrylic painting by BLOGitse

 

 

and now Kaarina Kaikkonen´s installation “A Waltz to Life”

 

in The Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

‘In honor of the museum´s 50th anniversary artist Kaarina Kaikkonen
has designed an installation of 2000 used shirts,
donated mostly by individual museum visitors.’

 

Kaarina Kaikkonen art of shirts in Helsinki shot by BLOGitse

 

 

more about Kaarina and her art here

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #23 – black and white

June 5th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 4 Comments »

 

my entry for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

no name, acrylic

 

 

acrylic black and white painting by BLOGitse

 

 

two details

 

b & w acrylic painting detail by BLOGitse

 

acrylic b & w painting detail by BLOGitse

 

 

I had an eye control today. There’s still a tiny, tiny ‘drop’. Hopefully it goes away and

 

my sight will get totally sharp with time. No glasses needed but good light yes.

 

Next control is in August.

 

Some time ago I sketched this very quickly to remember what a saw –

so many bubbles around me…

 

human bubbles by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #22 – an artist from Kainuu

May 29th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »

 

but first my entry for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

no name, acrylic

 

 

acrylic no name painting by BLOGitse

 

 

details

 

details of no name painting by BLOGitse

 

 

I bought a painting (similar as below) from an artist who’s living and working in Kainuu.

Kainuu?!?

 

From wikipedia:

Kainuu is a region
(maakunta / landskap) of Finland.
It borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia
and Northern Savonia. In the east it also borders Russia.
Kainuu is known in the ancient Norse sagas as Kvenland.

 

In Kainuu sunset is about 11 pm, rise about 3 am!!!

 

Urho Kähkönen, an artist living and working in Kainuu.

painting by Urho Kähkönen

Urho Kähkönen’s painting

 

 

I’d love to learn how not to paint too full, block the whole canvas, to leave space,

air…

 

Look Urho’s older works here,

this video is a combo of art – paintings and music!

 

 

 

 

 Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #21 – after eye surgery

May 22nd, 2015 by BLOGitse received 11 Comments »

 

Hi everyone!

 

I had a break last weekend because of an eye surgery.

5 days face down was quite hard but now it’s over!

Here’s an animated video to get the idea….

 

 

 

 

‘If the surgeon places an intraocular gas bubble in the eye

(to maintain retinal reattachment while the eye heals from surgery),

the patient will have to maintain a face-down position postoperatively.’

 

read more here

 

 

I still have that gas bubble but it’s getting smaller every day.

Only problem is to look straight down when the bubble

makes the vision unsharp. Painting, writing  etc. isn’t easy..

I shut that eye when I paint! :)

 

Here’s my abstract ‘one eye vision’ acrylic painting

for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

blue abstract acrylic by BLOGitse

 

 

and some details of that

 

 

blue abstract acrylic detail collage by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #19 – abstract blue

May 8th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »

 

I’ve been doodling and painting this week… a lot. :)

 

This is one of the abstract acrylic works for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

abstract painting by BLOGitse

 

 

two details of that

 

abstract painting details by BLOGitse

 

 

And some spring flowers I saw on Monday…

 

spring flowers in Helsinki by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

ps.

I can not leave a comment on your blog

if you don’t have name/URL option…

So many great posts I’d love to comment but can’t…

 

 

weekend #18 – Bronte beach Sydney

May 1st, 2015 by BLOGitse received 5 Comments »

 

but first my entry to

 

Paint Party Friday

 

how I felt 27.4.2015 by BLOGitse

This is how I felt 27.4.  Quiet.

 

 

 

And now to the beach!

 

‘Sydney memories’

 

We take bus number 378

 

by bus to Bronte beach Sydney by BLOGitse

 

after 20-30 mins we see…

 

Bronte beach Sydney by BLOGitse

 

our favorite beach in Sydney – Bronte

 

Let’s continue

 

Bronte beach_2 Sydney by BLOGitse

 

ahead right are changing rooms and toilets

 

 

sea pool Bronte beach Sydney by BLOGitse

 

and then – a sea pool…brrr too cold for me!

 

 

Bronte beach_3 Sydney by BLOGitse

 

we passed the pool

 

 

Bronte beach rocks Sydney Australia by BLOGitse

 

and I started to shoot, these amazing rocks, I love them!

 

Bronte beach Tasman sea by BLOGitse

 

Waves were so strong and beautiful…

 

We sat and enjoyed the sun and singing sea :)

 

 

My previous Sydney posts are

 

here, here and here.

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #17 – forests and swans

April 24th, 2015 by BLOGitse received 11 Comments »

 

 

Hi everybody!

I can feel it – spring is in Helsinki!

Even if it’s not very warm yet

you can see some flowers, green baby leaves

and

evenings are longer,

today sunset is at 9 pm.

By the way, I like practical  time and date site!

 

 

Here’s my forest collage for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

Note!

If you want my comment

check you have name/URL option on, thank you!

 

9 forests collection by BLOGitse

 

All these paintings are here.

 

 

Mute Swan by BLOGitse

 

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) /kyhmyjoutsen

 

shot in Seurasaari, Helsinki.

If you want to see my old posts from Seurasaari,

write ‘Seurasaari’ in a search box. Old posts from 2009 look so cute :)

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

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