Hello blogging friends
I finally got my CT piece finished. You all know my passion for details. So it took a bit longer than I expected but I'm very happy with it and I hope you all like it as well.
Theme was "fairy tale tree" believe it or not I had really difficult time to decide what to paint.
Should I paint something from mythology like Yggdrasil or Celtic trees? Juniper from Greek myth?
or tree spirits from fairy tales?
One day I was walking away from work and saw this huge hare running across the street (well..hare was brown not white). I haven't never seen a hare that big before then I thought if hare is almost as big as me (I am not the tallest person) there must be hares as small as fairies, right?
So here we are; fairy, hare and hedgehog, the magical tree house and the little spring miracle of birth.
Lately at work I've painted lot's of horse shoes so I gave them a horse shoe door.
Watercolor and felt tipped pens
(c) Niina Niskanen
Here is another painting with trees.
This one is called "Grandpa as a young man".
It's my grandpa. I used a photo that was taken in the 70's as a reference.
My grandpa used to work as a forest ranger so I painted lot's of motifs of northern nature.
When I was a child I often went hiking with him. Grandpa really loves the forests.
He has been in pretty bad shape lately and has been in my thoughts a lot.
"Grandpa as a young man"
Watercolor on acid free watercolor paper
(c) Niina Niskanen 2015
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