Granddaughter, 7 years old, visiting us.
There is movement in her new skilful painting.
We were at the lake Saimaa by boat. It was raining a bit, a challenge for watercolor painting.
Thistles are now growing on the roadside.
They have an interesting strong purple color.
There has been heat and rain, everything. Flowers bloom.
We had a paintig day (Suomen kuvataiteen päivä 10.7.) at the garden of a wonderful old parsonage Kenkävero Mikkeli, which is now a popular place for tourists to visit.
Full sushine. Tourists. Some were eager to see how to paint watercolor outside. Children wanted to try themselves.
The day is organized by the Finnish Watercolor Society and there are happenings around the country every summer 10.7.
Tempera 40x 45 cm. Midsummer 2018.
It is time again to do some sketching outside. I found an old plastic water-filled pencil.
It was a joy to try.
Suddenly in the middle of May it is really hot, 34 degrees (celcius ) today.
Blueberries begin to blossom already.
There are only few colors left in the Finnish forest after the winter. But there is life! For example pine needles have more vitamin C than they have at summer.