I was visiting 90th anniversary exhibition of Finnish Painters´ Association at art museum Lahti.
I especially liked the wonderful watercolors by artist Senja Vellonen (above and below).
The exhibition is open until 2.12. 2018.
Photos by Jussi Tiainen.
In the past even this plant ( Stagshorn, Lycopodium clavatum, katinlieko) has been used for weaving small objects as trivets (pannunalunen).
Lichen looks like jewel.
Walking in the forest is like walking in a three-dimensional art work. One can also focus on small objects from nature. Soili Arha is internationally known artist who makes her own art from nature. The examples are from larger works in the book Tekstiilitaidetta luonnosta (Textile art from nature. Soili Arha and Teija Isohauta. Maahenki 2015).
Summer has been long and hot. But now it is time for the last flowers.
I visited Sinisen Saimaan taideinstituutti (private art institute by Saimaa lake).
Katja Antonoff and some other artists organize art courses there during summer time.
During the courses the students visit also at famous rock paintins of Astuvansalmi.
Artist Katja Antonoff
The place is the most picturesque and delightful, and it is located at the historical Himalansaari area.
The old church belongs to the historical area.
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.