Thursday, October 25, 2012

22 (waves)

new painting..

22 (waves)acrylic on canvas30 cm x 30 cm

I finished this painting yesterday evening. Though it is small in size it brought me great joy while working on it..I wanted to write more about its meaning, but I find it almost impossible now.. I can imagine talking about it (with someone) but hardly writing about it (just for myself) - so if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best answering.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

cd cover for Esteban Rivas

Just a small cd cover I recently made for Esteban Rivas. This one is an autumn sounds mix..
I always enjoy creating something for Esteban, it's my favourite work.

I know him so well I can just relax and compliment him - it's like writing a letter to your best friend.
This is how I saw him the day he asked me to create this cover - I guess it is a portrait in a way. It's a combination of things that remind me of him and his music lately.

graphics finished in 2012


35 x 46 cm

true colors

59 x 35 cm


40 x 48 cm


35 × 50 cm

paintings finished in 2012

temple of silence

acrylic on paper
32 x 42 cm

heart of gold

40 x 50 cm
acrylic on canvas


20 x 25 cm
acrylic on paper

late bloomer
acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 cm

acrylic/watercolor on paper
41 x 41 cm

acrylic on canvas
40 x 50 cm

self portrait

acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm


acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

light in the forest

Some time ago I created an illustration that contained a water element - it was a dragon, water spirit. I enjoyed working on this so much that I wanted to try this with other elements and see where can it take me.

It was instantly clear to me that I need to start with earth.

One day at the beginning of August I went to my favorite park, drank great tea and made two sketches with a pen.
Of those two I picked the first one and couple of days later made another drawing - I used the basic composition from the original park sketch. This is a real place that anyone can visit. I wanted to try and capture more than what you can see. I wanted to capture the moment when you are a part of a forest, when you feel that there is more to this place than you can possibly see with your eyes.

I also had a strong memory of the "order" of the place - the way all branches were organized naturally and perfectly, and the shapes and directions of the light. So that´s what I was remembering with the second sketch. 

I scanned my second sketch to my computer and started working in Photoshop.
For some reason I did not want to erase anything, I felt that I should not worry whether the strokes are perfect or not, that I should keep everything the way it first came to me.. this is not my usual process, I tend to try a lot of versions and variations, always comparing them with one another to the smallest detail... 

I just kept thinking about the layers of light that you experience while in the there is space for everything and despite the fact that everything around you is alive - there is still space for you and this small human body too..

So this is my experience with the element earth and creating this picture.


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. 

Rachel Carson 

The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.

Chief Seattle, The Chief Seattle's Speech