My watercolours and also works by artist Irja Wilkko are to be seen at an exhibition
at Taidekeskus Väinölä Varkaus 3.10-30.10. The theme is View the landcscape.
Mallow is still flowering as the summer has been so late. This is one of the few seedlings
I took with me as we moved from Helsinki to countryside. It has so delicate pink and purplish petals.
I was attending watercolour course at Mikkeli. Artist Marjukka Paunila was our teacher.
This was the first painting I made, outside, by the lawn.
We were celebrating Finland 100 years by painting Finnish nature, flowers.
Now the paintings are at an exhibition at Lappeenranta. The place is called Kaakaopapu and the exhibition is to be seen until 8.8.2017 Monday-Friady 10-16 and Saturday-Sunday 11-15.
Saimaa Watercolourgroup (Saimaan Akvarellistit) had a live painting session
at Kenkävero Mikkeli today.
The summer day was nicest ever, the garden in full bloom.
Today was a first warm and sunny day for weeks. We went to the lake.
I took watercolours with me, he took fishing gear with him.
I got a few watercolour sketches, he got none.
It is raining day after day. Good time for doing some cleaning.
Then I found an old notebook and sketches.
We have few small travellers at our yard.
Every year these blue pansies emerge at a different place.
They have emerged again. as from total emptiness, from ugly grey and brownish ground: first coltsfoots.
They don´t hesitate, they are bravely yellow. They are exclamation marks: do you still dare to doubt that spring is not here!
They have funny latin name: Tussilago farfara.
The daffodils of the Easter have withered, but just now they look interesting.
I draw them with watercolorpencils. Before that I used masking fluid, which has to be rubbed afterwards. White lines appear after the masking fluid has been rubberized.