Development of one Gouache Painting Step By Step

In this post, I show a series of pictures of my gouache painting “Sculptures in Painting 04” work steps. I painted on 300 g Fabriano paper. In the works of this series of paintings, I present reduced sculptural forms in the context of abstract painting. Guassi was a good choice to carry out this work, as it produces flat surfaces which, however, vary somewhat depending on the amount of water used. Some of the work steps take the work to completion, while others are experiments that I have to replace with better choices at a later stage of the work.

I painted a large red area first. Paper is 56 x 76 cm Fabriano 300g, rough.

Preliminary shades of gray in the background

Smaller areas, first bright blue

Yellow and light orange

Shade of gray-green in the background

I cover the last white surfaces with dark gray and light green

I change from light green to dark gray

Changing the background to light gray

I change the foreground yellows to dark blue

I also change the small yellow color areas to dark blue

Minor color adjustments and painting is complete

The name of the painting is Sculptures in Painting 04. See the full Sculptures in Painting series.

Walk-through Video Clip from Luontoja – Natures Exhibition

The exhibition was1.10.2021 – 9.1.2022 at the Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Finland. A group exhibition by six artists, Natures was built around the theme of landscape. In their exhibition works, each member of the group presented their own view on the theme. Artists participating in the exhibition were Inka-Maaria Jurvanen, Hannele Kumpulainen, Iisa Maaranen, Pia Männikkö, Miika Nyyssönen and Sara Orava.
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Traveler’s Structures Catalogue Now Available

The Catalogue of my Artworks “Traveler’s Structures” is finally ready and available both in print and in pdf .
Pages: 32
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)
The price of the catalogue is 25€
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Traveler’s Structures PDF catalogue

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M the Machine and two other additions to archive

Changing my archive of works to my new website is gradually progressing. I added the following series of works to the menu: M the Machine from 2003 was a temporary installation of 700 cardboard boxes and programmed screenings I made in Roanoke, Virginia. Color sculptures is my long-standing sculpture series, the first sculpture of which I made in 2007, in which I am interested in the effect of color on the plastic form. The abstract paintings in the Fachwerk Und painting series are variations on the notes I took during my travels to Germany about the traditional Fachwerk architecture of Central Europe.