sunnuntai 24. helmikuuta 2013

Looking forward to HBF'13

It's the time of the year again for the Helsinki Burlesque Festival. Last year was the first time I attended the event, but it was so fun that I've visited several Burlesque events in Finland ever since.  I'll be going for the event on friday and saturday (so that I don't miss out anything!) and I'll also go to several workshops next week (among others the workshop of Dirty Martini!!!).

My hubby Asko had a photoshoot with a burlesque troupe that will perform at the festival. The girls are the "Savage Girls". They are part of the

You might recognize some of the girls from my drawing and paintings :) 
Here is a drawing of Ver De Vil and there are OMG three paintings (!) of Brion Bonaventura 1 2 3. The girls have made the costumes themselves and those stunning head pieces are made by Tiisin'Design.

...and by the way, here is my entry of last years Helsinki Burlesque Festival :)
 all info on this years festival:

tiistai 19. helmikuuta 2013

New painting Cypress

Here is a new painting of model Brion Bonaventura from the Itty Bitty Tease Cabaret. My partner Asko recently had a photoshoot with the burlesque group so I dragged along the painting to get a few pics of the model next to the painting. I always like to see model+painting images of other artists work, so it was nice to get that kind of images from my painting too :)

Below is also a snapshot closeup of the first stage of the painting when it was nothing more than just pencil and a thin layer of paint. And by the way...the fabulous frame is from

 Cypress (70cm x 50cm, acrylic paint on canvas year created: 2013) 

sunnuntai 17. helmikuuta 2013

Kustom Kulture Show 2013

Yesterday we went to the Kustom Kulture show in Helsinki Kaapelitehdas. We actually won tickets for it at the Suomi Burleski Gaala last autumn (link).
I don't personally know much about cars and bikes, but I always appreciate nice aesthetics and skillful art, craftsmanship and photography. Below are some pics from the show. I also took tons for pics with my phone for "Ibify" which you can see here.

perjantai 8. helmikuuta 2013

Stencil painting 2

I just started a series of these "stencil" paintings. Before paintings this, I watched Hitchcock's Psycho (I saw it for the first time). After that it was dark and I was home alone so I let out my spooky side ;)

Stencil 2 (50cm x 70cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2013)