Friday, September 17, 2010

The blue umbrella/Sininen sateenvarjo

2010 oil on canvas, 40x50 

Feeling calm and vulnerable but still strong and determined. Nothing can touch me! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Two beams of light/ Sain lyhtyjä kaksi

2010 oil on canvas, 46x55

Primitive self-portrait. This is the other half of the song "Gracias a la vida" (Thanks to life) by my vision. You can see the other half here with my comments WHY I painted that song. Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra has hounted my mind still... so I had to paint the melancholic side of it.  

Monday, August 23, 2010

Falling/Tule kaunis syksy!

2010 acrylic on canvas 40x50 

Beautiful fall comes and allures you to love her. You can't resist that vivid nature and fresh breeze. All those fallen, colorful leaves brings us a sentimental mood and a recollection from childhood games. Come, come beautiful fall and let us fall for you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On the rocks

Rocking landscape 2010, Acrylic on rock

Treasure chasing 2010, Acrylic on rocks
In private collection

Treasure chasing -rock has split in two, if you open it the secret will be revealed
and the adventure shall begin
Sunset tree 2010, Acrylic on rock
In private collection

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bringer of the light/ Valon kantaja

2010 oil on canvas 50 x 40

In private collection

Bringing love, joy, happiness and softness to this cruel world.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dream trees/Unipuut

2010 acrylic on canvas 10x15 each

in private collection

I love trees and I think there's much humanity in them. They have roots and they can be big or small, they try to reach up and touch the sky and depending conditions where they grow that defines how tough they become... and so does humans. So trees have become a symbol of humans and humanity in my art.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blooming/Eivät kai kukkaset kuki turhaan

2010 oil on canvas 40x50

Spring brought us summer and everything came to life.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Konichiwa bitches!

2010, oil on canvas 60x73

There is some kind of Japan period definitely going on in my head right now.
Friendships between girls can be complicated and there's always the third wheel.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grey day's eve/Harmaan päivän aatto

2009, oil on canvas 30x40

Sometimes something unpleasant is coming and you know it and you know there's nothing to stop it. You just have to wait it's arrival and wear it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mornings are the worst/Pahimpia ovat aamut

2009, oil on canvas 60x80

I'm not at my best in the mornings. Usually awakening takes a moment or two ;) and my body feels tense.

The name of the picture is from Maija Vilkkumaa's song. Maija Vilkkumaa is a Finnish singer and and songwriter. I'm not a big fan but this song "totuutta ja tehtävää" has so witty lyrics. They tell about one night, one moment when small group of people are playing truth or dare. Chorus goes something like this: 
"And the mornings are the worst
of which end you can not see
I always fear that they get me 
and so finally it is" 

Listen "totuutta ja tehtävää" here.