perjantai 16. helmikuuta 2018

Cat Paintings

Here is little collection of my cat paintings. Some of these are on sale and some of these are sold. If you  are interested on buying drop me an email to niinaniskanen@gmail.com I accept payments via paypal and bank transfers.


"All over the place"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2010
Watercolour on acid free watercolour paper
20 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
49e / $60 / £44 + shipping

Cats like to go all over the place. Are cats in the curtains something horrid or is it the cutest thing in the world?


"Taking a nap"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2012
Watercolour on acid free watercolour paper
Size: 20 x 27 cm / 8 x 10 in
39e / $48 / £35 + shipping

Sometimes when I observe cats and their behavior it looks  like they see things that we humans can not see. Like fairies. This cat and the fairy are bff!


"Between the poppies"
SOLD (to a collector in Finland) 


"Hug in a day"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2011
watercolour on acid free watercolour paper
Size: 20 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
39e / $48 / £35 + shipping

They say that petting a cat reduces stress and blood pressure. I can confirm this statement. 


"Rudi"
Watercolour on acid free watercolour paper
(c) Niina Niskanen 2013
Size: 19,5 x 28 cm / 8 x 10 inches
39e / $48 / £35 + shipping

Rudi is such a handsome gentlemen and he is always polite to everyone.


"Soft hearts"
SOLD (to a collector in Germany)

This was a Valentine´s Day card design that I illustrated few years ago. In Finland we celebrate Friendship Day so I guess it could be called as Friendship Day- design but of course it fits for Valentine´s Day as well. 

  

"Spellcaster"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2014
Watercolour, acrylics and glitter on acid free watercolour paper
Size: 20 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
49e / $60 / £44 + shipping

A true magician´s cat who can change it´s colour and camouflage into the environment.  I also had some glitter explosions while I was painting it. 



Last but not least the wonderful PURPLE CAT (sorry he is not on sale). My first cat painting that I made in the tender age of 9. Materials were watercolours and chalk pastels. Now look at that expression!

I hope you kitties have wonderful time wherever you are!
Niina 




Story of the Goddess


I made a little slide show of my goddess paintings.  They all come from different countries and cultures. Are they all individuals or are they all faces of one and the same goddess. Who knows but I love them all.

Many Blessings )O( 

torstai 15. helmikuuta 2018

Bird Paintings

Here are few of my bird paintings on sale. If you are interested on buying contact me via e-mail niinaniskanen@gmail.com I accept payments via paypal and bank transfers


"Guidance"
Watercolor on acid free watercolor paper
(c) Niina Niskanen 2015
Size: 21 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 inches
59e/ $72 / £52 + shipping

Swan is one of the sacred animals in Finnish mythology. It represents balance and divine guidance. 
Painting the water reflections took forever but it was also extremely meditative. 


"Silver Moon Berries"
Watercolor and acrylics on acid free watercolor paper
(c) Niina Niskanen 2015
Size: 21 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
59e/ $72 / £52 + shipping

This bird is bit of mixture of jay, cuckoo and imaginary bird. Image was inspired a poem that I wrote many years ago about a bird who´s favorite treats were berries that only grew during the full moon. 



keskiviikko 14. helmikuuta 2018

Cultural History of Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day has very interesting origins going all the way back to ancient Rome. 
Traditions also vary in different countries. In Finland we celebrate Friendship Day.
Read my article to find out more. 

Floral Paintings

I sell my art in various different sites and I thought it might be nice to add my artworks that are on sale here into my blog as well. If you are interested purchasing any of the artworks contact me via e-mail niinaniskanen@gmail.com Payments via paypal or bank transfers.

Here are some of my floral paintings that are available:



"Yellow Flowers"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2015
Watercolor on acid free watercolor paper
Size: 21 x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
55e / $68 / £49 + shipping


"Sunflowers"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2013
Watercolor on acid free watercolor paper
Size: 23 x 33 cm / 9 x 13 in
59e / $72 / £52 + shipping

Did you know that the sunflower did not only got it´s name because of it´s yellow color. Sunflower follows the sun´s journey during the day. Leaves and petals are always reaching towards the sun. Sunflower and the sun have magical connection to each others. 


"Summer Heart"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2011
Size: 21  x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
49 e / $60 / £44



"Spring Heart"
(c) Niina Niskanen 2011
Size: 21  x 29 cm / 8 x 11 in
49 e / $60 / £44


These two are part of my seasonal hearts -series. Series of heart illustrations portraying each of the four seasons. 







tiistai 13. helmikuuta 2018

Finland Q&A and the Accent Tag


I get tons of questions from people about Finland. In this video I'm answering to some of them.
Enjoy!