maanantai 29. huhtikuuta 2013

Spring portrait

Lately I've done a lot of stencil paintings for my stencil series I started to do this year. For a change I did something realistic again. This painting took me about a month to paint. I haven't painted this detailed in a while and I'm actually very pleased with the result :)

Spring( 40 x 50 cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2013) model: Muse

The model for the painting is a professional model called Muse. Here are some links where you can see beautiful artistic photos of her:

sunnuntai 28. huhtikuuta 2013

Stencil painting 5

Here is another stencil painting. A bit dramatic, but I love drama (in art) ;)

I've done several paintings of model Brion Bonaventura before. Here is for example the first stencil of her: 

60cm x 80cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2013, model: Brion Bonaventura

lauantai 27. huhtikuuta 2013

Winter swimming

Last winter I tried out ice hole swimming. I never thought I would do it but since my 8 year old nephew went swimming as well, I could not be a sissy and I had to dip in the ice water too ;) Luckily there was sauna afterwards ;) ...and yes, of course I made somebody take a photo of this unusual event! These kind of things need prove!

cold dip in the ice hole...
...and sauna :)

keskiviikko 17. huhtikuuta 2013

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

I recently had a tribal fusion belly dance show with my sister and two other dancers. We got hair and make up done by professional stylist for the show. My look was like this :) once in a while it's fun to look totally different from your normal self :)

tiistai 16. huhtikuuta 2013

Stencil painting 4

I did another stencil painting. I told you, it was going to be a series ;) I wanted to paint somehow a "swamp woman" in this... from the end result I get a jungle vibe. Well ,close enough to my original plans.

Stencil 4 (50 x 40 cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2013)

perjantai 5. huhtikuuta 2013


Here is a photo of my grandparents in the summer of 1954. My grandparents were both entrepreneurs. Grandmother made lamp shades and she also had a shop where she sold children's clothing. My grandfather was a photographer and he had his own studio. He was also talented in drawing and painting, but he was so critical with his own work that he threw most of his artwork away. 

Anyway, I wanted to post this photo because I think it's really beautiful and honors my grandparents who have both passed away. 


maanantai 1. huhtikuuta 2013

My look at the HBF'13

Here is a photo of me at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2013. The photo is by Atelieri O. Haapala. 
By the way... HERE is my blog entry about the festival., and HERE are some posters Asko did.