“Mrs. Sonia”, portrait

 

This is portrait of Mrs. Sonia, artist from Denmark. I had a chance to meet her this winter.

She is brave lady with an amazing life story and that is what I try to catch in this portrait.

The painting is not perfectly rendered, because I wanted to show the human beauty beside the marks that life puts on us.

 

"Mrs. Sonia", acrylic on MDF board (30cm x 43cm)
“Mrs. Sonia”, acrylic on MDF board (30cm x 43cm)

 

Still life painting of lemons

 

Holidays are (finally) over and it is time to get back to work.

I must say that the last year was very fruitful for me in every aspect,

so I hope and prey that this one will be even better.

Here is small still life painting of lemons.

 

"Lemons", acrylic on canvas (21cm x 19,5cm)
“Lemons”, acrylic on canvas (21cm x 19,5cm)

 

Viktor – day 82

 

Viktor

 

This is portrait of my older son Viktor (9).

He loves Minecraft, pixel art and has a dream to become scientist.

Few years ago, he told me that he would make a machine that can make us invisible.

 

I hope you will do it one day, son. We all need to be invisible sometimes.

 

"Viktor", acrylic on MDF board (7cm x 9cm)
“Viktor”, acrylic on MDF board (7cm x 9cm)

Nutshell – day 67

 

This painting is a tribute to Alice In Chains, 
one of the bands I love a lot and had huge influence on me.

 

Nutshell

 

We chase misprinted lies

We face the path of time

And yet I fight

And yet I fight

This battle all alone

No one to cry to

No place to call home…

"Nutshell", acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 8cm)
“Nutshell”, acrylic on hardboard (8cm x 8cm)

Piece of cake – day 48

 

Piece of cake

 

Today is day 48 of my project “100 days of mini art”.

To be honest, sometimes it is very hard to choose what to paint,

but sometimes is just piece of cake.

"Piece of cake", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 13cm)
“Piece of cake”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 13cm)

Little cactus – day 47

 

Little cactus

This little cactus have a soft heart.

The lemon tree in the pot beside, thinks that it may kill him one day.

I don’t.

"Little cactus", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)
“Little cactus”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

The salt of the earth – day 46

 

The salt of the earth

 

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless,

how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything,

except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Gospel of Matthew, 5:13

 

"The salt of the earth", acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)
“The salt of the earth”, acrylic on hardboard (9cm x 12cm)

 

Chocolate candies – day 34

 

Chocolate candies

New Year is coming and our house is full of chocolates, candies and lollipops. Our kids are happy and so are we 🙂

Few days ago, our dear friend Sissel bring us some chocolate candies from “Freia”, Norway. Today, as I was giving some of them to my kids, I dropped the package by accident and the candies spilled on the table. Colors of the candies and the table, together with the shadows – it was beautiful composition. I had to paint them. Well, take a look.

And yes, we eat all those candies later. Sorry.

"Chocolate candies", acrylic on hardboard (11cm x 12cm)
“Chocolate candies”, acrylic on hardboard (11cm x 12cm)

 

 

 

 

Bristle brush – day 31

 

Bristle brush

If you want to start with painting, you should know that bristle brush is very important tool. But, this brush on my painting is not some regular brush. It is special.

This is a gift from a friend. It is made in Finland and even thou I don’t speak that language (my fault), this brush was able to understood every time I was frustrated. It was my right hand for applying gesso for most of my paintings. This brush was calm even when I had bad days…

People deserves respect. Brushes also.

P.S. In Finnish language, “Mina rakastan sinua” means “I love you”.

"Bristle brush", acrylic on hardboard (13cm x 16cm)
“Bristle brush”, acrylic on hardboard (13cm x 16cm)