maanantai 30. joulukuuta 2013

Happy New Year!

During the year 2013 I have been studying art:
drawing, painting, making installations and mixed media, taking photos.
Most of all, I have been learning about myself though.
I am curious and excited about the new year and new adventures in life and art.

Hope you`ll have a creative and wonderful year 2014!


Vuonna 2013 olen opiskellut.
Olen piirtänyt, maalannut, tehnyt sekatekniikkaa ja installaatioita, valokuvannut -
ja ennen kaikkea pohtinut identiteettiä.
Uteliaana ja innoissani katson uuteen vuoteen.

Luovaa ja ihanaa uutta vuotta toivottaen


tiistai 24. joulukuuta 2013


Tänä vuonna osa antamistani lahjoista syntyi havaintomaalauskurssin aikana.
Keskimmäinen työ on tehty tunnilla, se on  20 minuutin maalaus -croquis.
Muotokuvat on maalattu valokuvien pohjalta kurssin ulkopuolella.
This Christmas some of the presents I gave were self made paintings. 

Kasperi, öljy kankaalle 2013, 38 x 46cm

Nude, akryyli paperille, 2013. 50 x 60 cm

Paavo, öljy kankaalle 2013, 38 x 46cm

maanantai 23. joulukuuta 2013

Season´s Greetings

These images are from last winter - this year the Christmas is not going to be white.
In spite of the rainy, dark weather 
I look forward to this Holiday Season and meeting the nearest and dearest.
Happy Holidays to you and yours, too, xo Leena

torstai 19. joulukuuta 2013



1-3 minuutin croquis -piirroksia hiilellä ja tussilla
1-3 min charcoal ja indian ink croquis drawings

lauantai 14. joulukuuta 2013

Garland of Life

The theme of the week´s DC  is GARLAND
Our host of the week is Nadine with her creative, inspiring blog  Tiny Woolf
See via Nadine´s blog all the participants of the drawing challenge.

And thank you, dear Nadine, for inviting me although I have been such a lazy blogger!


The most impressive garland to me can be seen at the Tampere Cathedral.
Garland of Life is unique and exeptional fresco - 
 it is at the same time fragile, sensitive and strong.
It is very far from mundane and the whole building with all the paintings and deco is special. 
I think it is the most impressive building in Tampere in the artistic point of view.


The Tampere Cathedral (Finnish Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Swedish Tammerfors domkyrka) is a church in Tampere.
The grey-granite, tile-roofed church was built on the basis of designs by architect Lars Sonck  and built between 1902 and 1907 The artwork is by painters Hugo Simberg and Magnus Enckell.The cathedral is famous for its frescoes, painted by the symbolist Hugo Simberg between 1905 and 1906.The paintings aroused considerable adverse criticism in their time Of particular controversy was Simberg's painting of a winged serpent on a red background in the highest point of the ceiling, which some contemporaries interpreted as a symbol of sin and corruption.

Tampere Cathedral is considered to be the chief monument of Finnish national romantic architectural style as well as a magnificent specimen of the skills of builders and craftsmen of the time.

The cathedral is extremely popular for concerts and weddings. Today, the cathedral accommodates almost 2,000 people.

More about Hugo Simberg here


My garland has got its inspiration from the Garland of Life. 
There are red roses ( which I do love ) on my painting called Absence. 
Together they make a garland in a line of photos.


keskiviikko 4. joulukuuta 2013