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 carried out their visual sight…

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 than I have in a…

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 want to save to our…

I am a supernatural story junkie, but I am an atheist

When written word didn’t yet exist, people used to transfer information to next generations in the forms of stories, poems and songs. This way it was easier to remember. Later when people created the written word, it was an asset only for rich people. Information was power and poor people had no chance to learn…

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 I talk about what to…