Thursday, 31 January 2013

Turnip thieves

These little buggers are stealing all the turnips! I keep on working on the music book project...three weeks till deadline. I dare not count how many illustrations I still need to do. But I'm enjoying this almost meditative feeling of painting with thick gouache and listening to Radio Helsinki and music by my favourite artists and bands. When I look out of the window the world is white, grey and brown. So bring on the colours!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Illustrations for children's music and play

Here's something I'm working on at the moment. It's a book for young children and their families to pass the time when travelling in a car, on a plane, train etc. The book comes with a music CD. Anyway, it will keep me busy for a while and its' a lot of fun! More about it later...

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Still Life with Birds

I made these three paintings for my exhibition. They were based on the objects I found from our family's summer home in Johannislund, Kiikala and things I had photographed at Pettson & Findus' World in Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm.

The three 'Still Life with Birds' -paintings will be printed into postcards and sold by Putinki Oy. The original artwork has been cleverly photoshopped to be standard postcard size. I'm looking forward to seeing them!

The glass bottle (with text "Punssia", "Punch") in Still Life II was actually made in Johannislund Glass Factory which operated from 1813 till 1960.

My father's old study lamp when he was a young boy. 

The old mustard jar I found hidden in a cupboard.  

From Pettson's workshop.


Findus & Pettson kitchen art!

Yes, it's that tiny drawer in the middle.