Thursday, 8 June 2017

Friday, 2 June 2017

Small faces from front with watercolor pencil


Started to do what is most natural - and easiest - to me: draw people., with water-colour pencils and a pencil.To begin with doll or barbie-like human figures, their faces.  The figures are on purpose a little unatural - and without other expressions than smile, faces symmetric and from front. They will be many many many more. As models anyone or nobody: friends, family-members, celebrities, maybe myself, but I don´t reveal who I have used and where. They don´t have to look like the models exactly - and they don´t.  By the way, no real human is perfectly symmetric. Some are imaginary and in some the model has simply been a barbie or the model has become out of my head. Lets see what becomes out of it.  Of course they will get clothes. They will maybe get expressions, different positions.....maybe a house or other things. The biggest difficulty is that they are relatively small and thats why the drawing line must be very very narrow and your sight good. Well here I get benefit from my asymmetric vision: my left eye sees well very near and the right one far - without eyeglasses.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Swans gouache painting / Joutsenet guassimaalaus




Yesterday I was visiting my childhood hometown Muhos. I walked along the River Oulu and saw there more swans than ever before. It looked like hundreds. Some were scereaming, some swimming, some flying. They seemed all to be in pairs.  I have put a photo of them in Twitter and google+. This gouache painting is made earlier this year. Just finished it lately. The background of the painting  is inspired by a place  near my cottage, in the Salmi outdoors area. I am going to make a giclée print of this soon and put it in my Siklee-shop, and also other prints.

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Eilen olin vierailulla entisessa kotikunnassani Muhoksella, missä kävelin  kirkon vieressä virtaavan Oulujoen vartta ja ihastelin käsittämätöntä joutsenten määrää. Niitä tuntui olevan sadoittain Osa lensi, osa huuteli, osa uiskelnteli. Olivat pareittain, mitenkäs muuten? Olen laittanut niistä kuvan Twitteriin ja google+:aan. Tämä guassimaalaus on tehty jo aiemmin, mutta viimeistelin sen vastikään. Sen taustassa on ´vaikutteita mökkini lähellä sijaitsevalta Salmen ulkoilualueelta. Aion tehdä maalauksesta pikapuoliin taidevedoksen ja laittaa sen myös Sikklee-kauppaani myyntiin, kuten muitakin taidevedoksia.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Some stylished and decorated giclée prints

 Hello! How has your spring started? I hope you are enjoying the sun! I have started to stylish / decorate my artwork with computer for giclées. Here some examples.

Hei! Onko kevättä jo rinnassa? Olen käyttänyt viime päivinä aikaa kuvieni stailaukseen tietokoneella ja tehnyt muutamia taidevedoksia ( giclée printtejä ). Tässä muutama esimerkki,

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Having a break with marketing but not with making art

Hello!

For the moment I am having a break with marketing etc. However because making art is my passion  I am all the time making new pictures. You can any time contact me if you are interested in giclée or other prints, wholesale, illustration or anything. I decided to not show whole  my gallery in internet anymore, but just ask by e-mail, if you want to see more of my artwork.

Have a nice time waiting for Christmas!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Printmaking Science / Taideprinttien teko on tiedettä



Make a painting, scan it or take a photo of it, print and sell.  That´s it. So simple. Or is it? Maybe something like that with my former simple inkjet printer. But not any more with the more complicated one, my pigment ink printer. I have been studying printing so much that I think could even give a lecture.  Pixels, dpi. Are they something to eat or what? Brightness? No, it doesn´t mean sunshine or happiness. Contrast? Saturation? Highlights? Gamma-value? CMYK? RGB? Does it mean something like ADHD? No?  Now I know it. And more.  Lately.I have spent a lot of time trying to learn this kind of things, as a goal to make as good prints as possible.  And have made tens of test prints. It is a must. Before the final print it is obligatory if you want to get the best possible result. But the test print can be pretty and small. And you can use it later if it is good. Above you can see some of my test prints of which many are very succesful. However none of the prints taken of the same picture is identical because the adjustement is different. I have also updated my site and Siklee shop and I begin to download Christmas prints there one by one.

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Maalaa maalaus, skannaa se tai ota siitä kuva, printtaa ja myy. Siinä se. Yksinkertaista. Vai onko? Ehkäpä jotain sinnepäin vanhalla mustesuihkutulostimella, muttei enää uudella pigmenttimuste- tulostimella. Jos sillä haluaa saada kaikista kuvista laadukkaita on paras perehtyä tarkkaan pikseleiden, dpi ym maailmaan. Mikä ero noilla kahdella muuten on? Ja mitä väliä? No on todellakin väliä! Säädä sitten kontrasia, kirkkautta, saturaatiota, värejä, ääriviivoja, gammaa jne jne. Nykymaailma on täynnä kirjainyhdistelmiä ADHD, AIDS, DVD....Mitä sitten tarkoittaa CMYK tai RGB? No, nyt senkin nyt tiedän. Ja monta muuta asiaa. Niin hyvin, että voisin vaikka pitää luennon aiheesta. Ja testiprinttejä pitää tehdä. Ennen jokaista kuvaa. Mutta ne voivat hyvinkin olla pieniä ja sieviä ja niillekin varmasti löytyy käyttöä, jos ovat onnistuneita. Yllä olevassa kuvassa on joukko niitä. Yksikään samasta kuvasta hieman eri säädöin otettu printti ei ole ihan samanlainen. Päivitin myös sivustoni ja Siklee kaupan ja alan ladata viime mainittuun yksi kerrallaan joulukuvia.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

On time with my Musician Christmas Elves


Hello! Last year I started to paint my Musician Christmas Elves in November. This year I am on time, started  a couple weeks ago with these two more elves: flutist and accordionist. I  just should put colors on them. I have however - as usual - quite many oher unfinished paintings or drawings. Some flowers have been waiting since last summer ... I have even made a plan what I intend to do during this year. Doesn´t that sound ornanized for an bohemian artist! It is just easier - if you think and put it on the paper - to find out what is realistic.