As the weather turned out to be warm again for a while, I decided to go out to the yard to make some watercolor sketches from the last flowers.
A room full of paintings by Rafael Wardi at Salmela art exhibition. That was one of the highlights of the summer. I also liked paintings by Jaakko Sievänen among others.
Outside painting is a bit messy but fun.
Once I was talking with my grandson about the animals in the forest around our house. He was 3 years then.
Wonderful age! Different animals were most inspiring for him.
As we talked about what animals we might face, he said with hopeful eyes : “Elephant might come” .
Now he is five. Brilliant artist.
I attended a watercolor course at Yövesi Art studio Ristiina in July. The artist Katja Antonoff was inspiring teacher and the whole course a total art piece with good vegetarian food, music performances and a trip to Astuvansalmi rock paintings.
Geothe carried always seeds of Viola Odorata (Tuoksuorvokki in Finnish) in his pockets and sprinkled them around while his daily walking. Thus the world would come a bit nicer place to live, he thought.
So tells Eeva Ruoff in her book Tuoksuva puutarha ( in English: The Fragrant garden).
Viola canina at our yard (in Finnish Aho-orvokki)
Spring is already so far that there are buds in the trees, full of life and aroma. They say that buds of a rowan (pihlaja in Finnish) taste a bit nutty. The taste is delicious.
Watercolour exhibition by Katja Antonoff at Mikkeli GalleriAri 4.4.-30.4.
-All my works are dealing with silence. That is my theme, the artist tells.
Watercolor Nameless at the left.
Katja Antonoff works at Hyvinkää but runs Art House Ylöjärvi at Ristiina summertime. She teaches watercolor painting and other art courses at Ylöjärvi.
I have now tried new watercolor paper: Hanemüle. Paper is soft.
It is really traditional paper: it has been fabricated over 400 years.