torstai 21. toukokuuta 2015

Creative Tuesday: Fairy Tale Tree


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.

"Spring miracles"
Watercolor and felt tipped pens
(c) Niina Niskanen
2015

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


Love and Light
Niina

maanantai 4. toukokuuta 2015

Creative Tuesday: Wet


Hello bloggers

I hope everyone are doing great. I want thank everyone of you for writing  such great comments on my previous blog posts about bullying and mental violence. I actually took contact to a local agreement office and trough them I sent a request for those particular teachers to meet me and they have a change to apology. I have no idea how things will go but I have nothing to loose.

New creative Tuesday theme is wet.
Here is my newest painting "Ocean gypsy" 

I really enjoyed painting this artwork.
 It's quite big  40 x 40 cm /app. 16 x 16 inches acrylics on canvas

Title comes from a Blackmore's night song with the same title.

Sea goddess, mer-people, sailing boats, stormy water.. etc. 


                           


I also added some embellishments. There are pearls, beads, sea shells.. all kinds of glittery things.

Another of my latest paintings:

"Maahetar" 
(Woman of the earth)

Fitting for the CT - challenge aswell :)

Watercolor on acid free watercolor paper


I've also started my own YouTube channel
Here is my first video showing painting process.
Enjoy!



Thank you for visiting
Love and light
Niina