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this and that after holidays…

September 21st, 2017 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »

 

Hi everyone!

Now it’s over – all summer holidays.

We came back on Monday from Greece + Spain holiday.

I tried to do some drawing, painting but I couldn’t really concentrate…

So I forget September’s 29faces challenge this time.

Here’s one I did for fun, one line drawing of Einstein 🙂

 

http://www.blogitse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Einstein-with-one-line-by-BLOGitse.jpg

 

Theme Art challenge in September 2017 is
’let’s start’

 

Teemakuun haaste syyskuussa on
‘aloitetaan’ ja minähän aloitin jo lomalla,
tässä lämmittelyä lyijykynällä ja väriähän oli sen jälkeen lisättävä.

 

#1 & #2

 

http://www.blogitse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/theme-art-challenge-Sept-2017-‘let’s-start’-1-and-2-by-BLOGitse

 

Next day I was inspired what I saw at the end of the pool…

 

Seuraavana päivänä uima-altaan päädyssä ollut palmu

innoitti piirtämään. Olen siis päässyt jo hiukan vireeseen! 🙂

 

#3

 

theme art challenge Sept 2017 ‘let’s start’ #3 palm tree by BLOGitse

 

These are also for

Paint Party Friday

 

I missed you all – I’ll visit your blogs latest on Monday!

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple holiday pics.

I’ll post more in future postings…

 

 

towards Mykonos, Greece by BLOGitse

 

Towards to Mykonos island very early in the morning…

 

 

 

Mykonos Greece by BLOGitse

 

We didn’t stay in this Mykonos hotel, just visited to take photos..

We stayed in a private villa with a pool,

in the middle of nowhere 🙂

 

 

 

Málaga Spain hidden paradise by BLOGitse

 

In Málaga we noticed the smoke in the mountain and hidden paradise?! what???

Here’s the truth of that paradise in the city center…

 

Málaga Spain the truth of hidden paradise by BLOGitse

 

I hope this is for private use not for airbnb – you can take nice photos but what a shock it

would be to experience this kind of paradise…

 

 

 

Port of Málaga by BLOGitse

Port of Málaga, Spain

 

 

 

It’s nice to be at home again!

 

I hope your life is safe and good.

Too many catastrophes are going on right now…

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

it’s September!

September 1st, 2017 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »

 

 

Hi everyone!
How are you? Did you have a good summer?
My summer was great even if the weather wasn’t perfect…hubby had six weeks vacation so we had time to do things at home and a couple of short trips etc. And tomorrow we’ll escape for two weeks. First one week in Greece and then another in Spain. Can’t wait sun, good food and wine, swimming, being…

I’ll try to draw 29faces too. And to take a lot of photos! 🙂

 

 

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNLT8gYFJ1Q/WZR9RqLm_lI/AAAAAAAAHg4/kd_4w_rmpx072iWpzW2y-iquEU4qz-GawCLcBGAs/s1600/29Faces%2BSept%2B2017%2BSM.JPG

 

 

This time I’ll try to do all 29 + 1 with one line,

 

‘Continuous Line Contour Drawing’

 

#1 faces Sept 2017

 

faces29 Sept 2017 #1 by BLOGitse

 

 

 

This face is also for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

 

We visited Viljandi, Estonia this summer.

Viljandi is a small, walkable, green, cute city with lots of culture!

This is the first set of photos from Viljandi.

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_1 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_2 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_3 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_4 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_5 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_6 by BLOGitse

 

Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle_7 by BLOGitse

More coming next week!

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

ho-ho-holiday…summer holiday

July 6th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 10 Comments »

will start on Monday…

 

I’ll be offline until September, yes!

It will be traveling, a painting course, hopefully more

sun and warmer days!

 

We eat oatmeal porridge every morning –

our tummies are happy! 🙂

 

I’ll be back after oat threshing here in Finland.

 

oat on color by BLOGitse

 

 

oat, negative by BLOGitse

 

negative colors

 

 

 

oat by BLOGitse

 

 

oat, watercolor and ink by BLOGitse

watercolor and ink

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

oat, ink and watercolor by BLOGitse

watercolor and ink

 

 

 

Happy summer holidays by BLOGitse

 

 

playing with acrylics…

June 30th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »

 

This summer has been weird.

Some nice, sunny days and next hard wind,

rain…right now we have a storm in Southern Finland!

 

 

I played with acrylics this week.

These two are just quick strokes, whoosh, whoosh…

 

 

ink and acrylic by BLOGitse

ink and acrylics

 

acrylic play by BLOGitse

acrylics

 

 

This painting was originally just lines but

soon I noticed it became

‘a forest’

 

forest, acrylic by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

natural light nights in Finland…

June 21st, 2017 by BLOGitse received 9 Comments »

It’s midsummer weekend,

midnight sun, the sun remains visible…

I shot this the other evening

 

bright night 20.6.2017 at 22 29 pm by BLOGitse

 

Check how it looks in Northern Finland

 

Utsjoki: Tie970 − Nuorgam − Tenojoki: Play lifetime

 

Here’s a google map showing the web cam location

Nuorgam, Lapland, Finland

 

Nuorgam, Finland map by Google

 

 

On Wed 21.6.2017 at 7:24 it was Summer Solstice

it looked like this

 

Summer Solstice Wed 21.6.2017 in Finland by BLOGitse

 

 

We celebrated midsummer last Friday. The weather was perfect to stay up

till early morning…we had a couple (or more?) of bubbly, BBQ and sauna at midnight.

 

It was a beautiful night!!!

 

 

 

This is my first entry for

 

Theme Art summer challenge

 

‘art of goods’

 

🙂  🙂  🙂

 

Tämä on ensimmäinen työ Teemakuun kollaasin kesähaasteeseen

 

‘tavarataidetta’

 

 

Happy Midsummer 2017 by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

HAVE A RELAXING MIDSUMMER WEEKEND!

 

>>> land of the Midnight Sun <<<

 

 

MUKAVAN RELAA JUHANNUSTA KAIKILLE!

 

 

 

 

water + color…

June 15th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 5 Comments »

 

 

together is watercolor 😆

 

Last couple of days have been SUNNY and WARM!

 

I bought a pile of 300 g paper from England.

Oh, and have I painted – yes, yes, yes!

I really like that paper and I must, must order more of it before

all 100 sheets are gone……..

 

I shot this peony bud in 9.6.2017

 

peony bud 9.6.2017 by BLOGitse

 

it was inspiration to sketch

 

peony bud, watercolor, ink by BLOGitsewith ink and watercolors

 

 

 

These have no outside inspiration,

just colors and flow 🙂

 

 

These two I painted on that new paper…

 

I can see the sun, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

Do you see something here?

(I had no plan, just played with colors)

 

 

lemon yellow, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

 

a detail

detail of lemon yellow, watercolor by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

ps. pls have URL/name option to leave a comment on your blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri 9.6.2017 sunrise 3:59 – sunset 22:42

June 9th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »

 

and we have full moon today here in Southern Finland!

I wake up every morning 5 am because it’s so bright (I get up later though).

 

We’ve been painting outside walls,

planted grass seeds (hopefully good ones),

organizing furniture and stuff inside…

This sun we bought from Egypt when

we lived in Cairo…

 

one of my suns by BLOGitse

 

 

These watercolor/ink paintings are for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

 

she's singing by BLOGitse‘she’s singing opera’

 

 

walking with her dog by BLOGitse

 

‘walking with her dog’

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

hey, hey it’s still May

May 24th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 29 Comments »

 

You have still time to watch this little fellow

 

The Saimaa ringed seal, saimaannorppa in Finnish by BLOGitse

 

‘The Saimaa ringed seal, saimaannorppa in Finnish,

is one of the rarest seals in the world.’

 

LIVE HERE

 

 

Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been away a couple of weeks…

I’ll be on and off near future too. I don’t have time to be online because

 

SPRING is here and we have to do all kinds of things out there…

 

 

spring green birch by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017

‘sketch and complete a work in five minutes’

 

Here are the sketches

 

sketches for Theme Art '5 mins' by BLOGitse

 

 

and here with watercolor, finished

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete crocs by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete crocs by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete grape hyacinth by BLOGitse

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete wood anemone by BLOGitse

 

 

All finished images

 

collage Theme Art Challenge May 2017 by BLOGitse

Tein näitä enemmänkin mutta en millään ehdi editoida ja postata enempää.

Viisi työtä ja viisi minuuttia…

Mukavaa toukokuun jatkoa kaikille!

 

 

I’m linking these also for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

weekend image by BLOGitse

 

 

 

 

 

 

coffee and watercolors…

May 4th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 17 Comments »

 

 

Hi everyone!

We’ve had a beautiful, sunny week! wow!

Every morning I’ve painted something and then enjoyed

sunbathing in our terrace…

 

I’ve put more layers on this canvas

now it looks like this, not complete yet.

 

texture painting more layers (not ready) by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

I’ve played with coffee. A few coffee based papers are waiting

for action.

 

I don’t like this as a painting but

I love those details of it!

 

coffee and watercolor by BLOGitse

 

 

coffee and watercolor collage by BLOGitse

 

 

For Theme Art challenge May 2017

‘5 minutes’

we need to sketch and finish the work in 5 minutes.

This was quicker but maybe all together 5 minutes…

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_sketch by BLOGitse

 

 

My iPod which I use a lot,

for example when on dentist’s chair…

 

 

Theme Art challenge May 2017 5 mins_complete by BLOGitse

 

 

Teemakuun toukokuun haaste ‘5 minuuttia’,

ensimmäinen kuvapari – iPod, joka on mukanani aina.

 

 

Flowers with coffee…

 

coffee and watercolor flowers by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

snow, rain…we got it all

April 27th, 2017 by BLOGitse received 6 Comments »

 

This April has been very interesting.

One day it’s sunny,

next day snowy,

the following rainy…

 

Look at these images

 

footpath 23.04.2017 by BLOGitse

 

Sunday 23.4.2017

 

it was nice and dry to have ‘a forest walk’

 

 

snowfall 25.4.2017 by BLOGitse

 

Wet snowfall Tuesday 25.4.2017

 

 

grape hyacinth helmililja 25.04.2017 by BLOGitse

 

Tired Grape hyacinths Tuesday 25.4.2017

 

 

grape hyacinth helmililja 26.04.2017 by BLOGitse

 

Grape hyacinths in the Wednesday afternoon 26.4.2017

 

 

after a short shower of hail by BLOGitse

 

Terrace table after a very short shower of hail

Wednesday 26.4.2017

 

 

Between dentist visit and filling a tax return I started to repaint

some old acrylic paintings.

 

Here’s first step I did,

more layers will come later…

 

 

texture painting (not ready) by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

and a couple of details

 

texture painting detail_1 by BLOGitse

 

 

texture painting detail_2 by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend! by BLOGitse

 

 

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