sunnuntai 31. joulukuuta 2017

Blue tit ink drawing

For pretty much 15 years my main medium has been acrylic paint. The last few months however, I've been back to drawing, which is my first medium. I'm currently at home with our baby girl and when the baby sleeps or is calmly playing by herself, I'm working on small drawings. It's just easier than working on big paintings, that require a lot of space. Yesterday I did this blue tit drawing. Today I've already been working on a new bird drawing, so stay tuned for more birds!


tiistai 26. joulukuuta 2017

Low budget Norway vacation - Lofoten islands

This summer and last summer me and my spouse have had the same holiday destination. The beautiful Lofoten islands in Norway.

On our trip in 2016 we had little money, but we still wanted to go (although Norway is expensive...but so is Finland anyway!). We drove to Norway with our 15 year old Volvo and had mattresses in the trunk. No shower, just gas station toilets and each night we just slept in the car somewhere on the road (we did seek beautiful locations everytime though!). Since we had so little money we just ate junk food...mainly we cooked noodles and pasta that we had purchased in Finland already. We had a small transportable fridge for milk and snacks. The only thing we spent money on was a whale safari. We saw a sperm whale and it was a dream come true for both of us :)
And I must say, this was the best vacation I ever had :)

Below are some pics. 
If you have any questions about travelling to Norway, send me email. I've been approached before by people asking me about Estonia (since I've traveled there a lot and written about it here in my blog).














 





























sunnuntai 17. joulukuuta 2017

Helsinki Heroes Art Gallery

For a while I've been thinking of selling my artwork on an online gallery. I've been seeking the right one, but suddenly I did no longer need to search for one, instead the gallery found me :)
I was approached by the Helsinki Heroes online magazine. The site was about to launch a new online gallery and I was asked to join. Of course I did, since this was just what I had been seeking for!

So now I'm selling my artwork also online through the Helsinki Heroes Art Gallery: http://helsinkiheroes.com/artgallery/

We did an interview with the magazine editor, so you can read my bio and a short description of every painting. It's been already a success for me to be part of the site, since very soon after the launch I sold my first artwork through the site.


















perjantai 15. joulukuuta 2017

Crazy hair year

You know the feeling, when you can't decide your hair color? Well, within the last year I had 4 different hair colors :D this must have been my craziest hair year ever! I loved my pink hair, but it was difficult to maintain, so after briefly going back to brown and having an accidental purple phase, I'm now back to blond :D


tiistai 12. joulukuuta 2017

Eleven

So, you might have noticed that I'm a Game of Thrones fan ;)
http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2016/04/iron-throne.html
http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2015/07/archipelacon-weekend-and-epic-fangirl.html

I've been into fantasy art and fantasy literature and such. Dragons, wizards, vampires, witches...I just love the fantasy world (we all love to escape this world from time to time, don't we?).  I'm also into scifi and eighties (I was born in the eighties) so "Stranger Things" is obviously something I'm into as well :)

Strong women always inspire me. "Eleven" from Stranger Things is such a cool character. So vurnable and so strong at the same time. I've been doing some ink work lately and here is a little drawing I did of eleven :)


sunnuntai 10. joulukuuta 2017

Posterlounge - Prints

I'm nowadays selling prints of my artwork at Posterlounge.de
https://www.posterlounge.de/kuenstler/nadja-mikkilae/

The quality check for the site is very strict. That is very good, since this only means that you can expect very good quality for those prints!

I'm currently taking new photos of paintings and uploading them on the site in very high resolution. If there is a specific painting you'd like as a print, let me know :)




lauantai 9. joulukuuta 2017

Winter bunny

Here are some adorable "winter bunny" pictures of our daughter. She's about 6 months in these pics and they are taken by her dad Asko /www.askojonathan.com 
the location is our backyard.








torstai 16. marraskuuta 2017

Busy year

So this year has been quite busy. Last May me and my man became parents :) we have an absolutely lovely baby girl!

Despite being a busy mom, I've been able to do all kind of art things. I've done several new paintings and currently I've started to do ink drawings. I've never really done those...tried them out a few times like 10-15 years ago and now suddenly I'm doing ink drawings again :)

Also, I'm redesigning my website and I have new channels to sell my art and art prints. More about those later :)



lauantai 13. toukokuuta 2017

HBF´17

Sometimes me and Asko get all dressed up ;) Here is us at the 10th and last Helsinki Burlesque Festival. It's been a tradition for us to attend the festival every year since 2012. 




maanantai 17. huhtikuuta 2017

New flower paintings

Here are a few new flower paintings. I originally made these for the last exhibition that I had :) these paintings are for sale and can be purchased from me. There are also several paintings at Galleria Fogga at the art loan service and for sale. So check out http://www.fogga.fi/ 

I think I've been doing these flower paintings now for 2 years and I'm still obsessed with these! I have new ones coming up already :)

These days I also have an IG account for just my art...usually that's the place where I post my art first: https://www.instagram.com/nadja_nami/


Under the stars, 100cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017


Cherry, 70cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017



























Spring, 70cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017

maanantai 6. maaliskuuta 2017

Art gallery opening night

I currently have an exhibition in Helsinki at Galleria Fogga www.fogga.fi
It's still running this week (until 9.3) :)

Below are a few pictures from the opening night. I was really happy to be able to participate in the gallery now. It makes me eager to do even more art :)

Me and my painting "Memories".

Some of my paintings were already in the art loan department of Galleria Fogga

Buy art :D


    Jakke Haapanen, Eila Terttu Jaatinen, Aija Johansson, Mari Kopra, Marianne Matikka, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Eeva Salo, Nadja Mikkilä

Me and hubby Asko at the gallery opening

Twin brothers Duo Ylinen playing some beautiful finnish music (perfectly synchronized)

 

keskiviikko 15. helmikuuta 2017

Art gallery next weekend

I have a group exhibition coming up next weekendat Galleria Fogga
www.fogga.fi
https://www.facebook.com/GalleriaFogga/
There will be new abstract paintings, which I'll also post here soon.
The exhibition is called "Sinivalkoisia Sointuja"  which is pretty much "Harmonies in blue and white".


perjantai 6. tammikuuta 2017

Taidelainaamo (art lending services) at Galleria Fogga

Last year I had a group exhibition at Galleria Fogga in Helsinki www.fogga.fi
The gallery provides also some art lending services. I still have two paintings for sale/for lending at the gallery :)