Give a memory, not a moment

Earlier this year I took a branding course for artists at Oatley Academy called Dream Machine, which was basically an in-depth dive to what we want to do in our life with our art. Some students wanted to find a way to get a job they want, getting their content

Lucid – a story about empathy

  Idina never understood why others around her were acting a certain way towards her. Why did the people around her did not understand? And why were they so consumed with their own life? Why didn’t she matter? Was there a way to make them see why she was the

Watercolor Plein Air Sketchbook 2018-2019

I’m sharing a filled out watercolour plein air sketchbook of mine with paintings from 2018-2019. This was an A5 Lana Carnet de Voyage Watercolour Journal, with cold-pressed 300gsm paper. By far, one of my favourite sketchbooks! I’ve only tried a Moleskine sketchbook so far, and I preferred this over that

3 ways to paint a believable red sunset

Have you ever tried to paint a red sunset? ….If you have, then you know it’s hard. This April we were able to witness a red sunset one night because of a sandstorm in Sahara. Even though I live all the way in Finland, the dust particles in the atmosphere

Outdoor Painting 2019

Hiya! Finland is warming up finally after a long winter, so I’m taking my paints outside and enjoying the first rays of the year while I capture some color notes from around :)) I have been painting outside this year since the beginning on April. That’s when I learned more

Happy New Year 2019 – New Tutorial!

Happy new year 2019 everyone! To start this new year in an active way, I made a narrated watercolor tutorial for you! In the video I show what I personally think about when I try to make my watercolor paintings more appealing. With all the exotic places that we would

Video: Creative digital workflow for exploring lighting

Want to explore different lighting in your painting? Then this is for you! I made this video to give you ideas on how to change the mood of your watercolor painting digitally with these easy tweaks, without losing the organic feeling of the original work in Photoshop. In this video

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