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Posts Tagged ‘summer’


ho-ho-holiday…summer holiday

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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…

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 

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…

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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…

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

 

 

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!

 

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Fri 9.6.2017 sunrise 3:59 – sunset 22:42

Friday, June 9th, 2017

 

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!

 

 

 

 

round and around…

Friday, July 15th, 2016

 

 

doodling, round and around, round and around…

I needed a break from sauna building renovation things but

I didn’t have inspiration to paint nor draw…

I did some croquis skething with charcoal but it didn’t go well…

Then I took sheet of paper and let the pen flow without thinking or plan…

 

round and around…

here ‘s a collage of that session

 

doodling collage by BLOGitse

 

 

Paint Party Friday

 

 

After that I took a fountain pen…let it flow…

some watercolor and she’s dancing like a maniac…

 

dancing woman by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

fountain pen sketches

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Oooh what a week!

 

Men come and go,

we move things from here to there and back…

Sauna building is now…half done, but still lot to do.

I sanded and painted two old stools – now they are ready.

 

ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse

 

 

detail of ready sanded and painted old stool by BLOGitse

 

 

check here how this looked last week

 

I had dentist visit today…she found a hole under a crown.

Either roots will be ok with crown if not that tooth is gone forever…

But I have still a couple of teeth left, no problem! 🙂

 

I haven’t had time to paint/draw anything ‘big’

but here are a couple of fountain pen sketches I’ve done.

 

Paint Party Friday

 

fountain pen sketches heads by BLOGitse

 

 

fountain pen sketches postures by BLOGitse

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

sanded and painted

Friday, June 10th, 2016

 

Hi everyone!

 

I gave up sanding the sauna window frames. We’ll do it later or not…

But I sanded one of four old stools.

Icky brown is almost gone,

it gives  interesting surface with transparent pearl white paint.

 

sanded old stool by BLOGitse

 

Here it’s only partly painted. I’ll show it next weekend when two coats done…

 

 

I found leftover flower painting to show you…

 

summer flowers by BLOGitse

 

Paint Party Friday

 

Here’s a detail of that

 

detail of summer flowers by BLOGitse

 

 

Before rain we had to cover all kinds of renovation stuff,

after rain:

 

rainwater on heavy duty tarp by BLOGitse

 

 

rain drops on heavy duty tarp by BLOitse

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

sewing break

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

 

This week has been mainly sewing –

 

sauna window frames are still waiting for sanding because

I need special liquid to get rid off old varnish…

 

and I don’t like that kind of work… it can wait…xxx more days… 🙂

 

I’ve made kind of tank tops or sleeveless t-shirts…four pieces so far (different fabrics).

 

Here’s what I planned to make of this fabric – not all of them

(one top made already)

 

sewing summer tops by BLOGitse

 

This is not my favorite pattern but the fabric was on sale… 🙂

 

 

Here are details…ink and watercolor with the fabric…

 

summer top's details by BLOGitse

 

Do you sew?

 

 

Summer is officially in Finland – it’s June!

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

weekend #28 – summer greens

Friday, July 10th, 2015

 

My entry for

 

Paint Party Friday

 

is green

 

trees I saw from a window…

 

 

watercolor trees by BLOGitse

 

 

and a few close-ups

 

details of watercolor painting by BLOGitse

 

 

And now a few photos with green

 

summer island by BLOGitsefragile white by BLOGitse simple green by BLOGitse soft on hard by BLOGitse some green by BLOGitse

 

 

 

 

Here’s music I love,

to listen

and

DANCE!

Do you like this kind of music?

 

 

 

 

Dear Blogger blogger,

 

Please let me comment on you blog,

 

have a name/URL option to leave a comment, thanks!

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

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