Outside painting at Kenkävero

Today painting at Kenkävero Garden, Mikkeli. It was the birthday of Helene Schjerfbeck, famous Finnish painter.

People were inrested to see how pigment and water are flowing on the watercolour paper.

There were 6-8 painters at the open air painting session, which was organized by Finnish Watercolour Society. All over the country there were 30 of these kind of painting happenings.

Mallow is blossoming

It has been incredible hot. Plants and also people are suffering from draught. But today we got some rain! How thankful I am.

Have we forgot who has created the planet, the plants and its people?

Bible says (Joel 2:23): He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains…

Irises

I brought some iris tubers with us as we moved here from the capital area ten years ago. They did well and are now blossoming ( part of a tempera painting).