Landscapes are modern and ancient

I visited four art exhibitions at Helsinki last Friday. Two of the were about landscapes. Why not. Landscapes are timeless, modern and old at the same time.

Tuomo Saali at Taidesalonki had oil landscapes with small human figures. I have not fogotten his great works about toys and some abstract themes.

Watercolour course

 

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.

By the lake

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.