At last summer is here: light, heat and bright colors!
Finally it is warm enough to go out with watercolors to sketch cliffs, trees, bushes. One can see fresh light green from birches.
It is so cold outside. I took a small blueberry branch to the vase at home. It began to bloom.
Only daffodils are blooming. No leaves in the bearches, blueberries.
Daffodils 2020. Oil pastels 43 x 43 cm.
I am waiting for sun and heat. For buds in the trees. Just one moment yet.
One can get fresh tee by collecting small juniper branches and adding them to boiling water.
The old master, Toivo Rautavaara, says in his book Miten luonto parantaa(“How nature can heal us”) that juniper branches have the most amount of vitamin C at this time of year. No viruses.
Miten Luonto parantaa. WSOY 1980.
The best type of circulation economy! I have bought some rag rugs from fleemarket. How I like those.
At Finnish country side it was very typical to have a loom at house (some 50 years ago). Old fabrics were woven into the rag rugs. The memories conserved!
As I had my daily walk there was a moment when the sun was shining brightly.
And then I noticed them: wooden ruffles. On a certain birch by the path.
Bright spring sun makes nice violet shadows on the snow.
Today I wanted to mix Verde Phtalo with Sepia. Verde Phtalo is very strong green, almost screaming. Its character changes totally by mixing it with natural tint of Sepia. I begun my painting today with this mix.