Saturday, August 13, 2011

A different 'Unexpected meeting'

To restudy a composition has always given rich outcomes. It's very understandable why old masters used to to small 'sketches' before going for the real thing (many of these pre-works are so perfectioned that they work as individual pieces of art). On this work I could skip many of the colour problems that I had solved already on the first work and concentrate more on problems, that didn't strike me before. Still, there are those changes as well, where I just wanted to try something different, take the branch of the tree for example.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Troll

Flying cliffs

Spring

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ford (revisited)

K, now, i was satisfied with the first outcome, but later had a feeling to give it another shot, so, here's what came out.

Islandia

Islandia was made just 3 days  before the second volcano eruption on Iceland. Would have been insignificant in my vocabluary, but the thing is, that i painted another volcano painting at the time the first big eruption was, while not connecting to it at all, so it kinda caught my attention.

Unexpected meeting II

For all you crazy fantasy freaks who like to dwell in mystic places with your feet and in your mind. And 'no', it's not Gollum climbing down the tree, the idea came from Princess Mononoke, a special dedication to the tree spirits with spinning heads, they made my day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kivi mõrsja

Näkk

Monday, April 18, 2011

Anders Gorges, a friend

That's an hour sketch of my dear friend and fellow thinker Anders Gorges he visited me in my atelje one morning.

2 new works


Friday, March 25, 2011

The genre of sportspainting....

...was fun to approach, since it's very similar to action or comic painting with all of it's motion and dynamic figures. And, because i was ordered to catch a real life scene, I found reasonable to go for photorealism, which is another new thing for me, but which' succession i owe to previous fantasy art paintings.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Misty forest

This work i did as a gift for a close relative. Some say it's one of my most spacey works. I think i'm going to hold on to those pure colours for some time.

Friday, January 28, 2011

I call and they come

The history of man knows these certain people who are believed to be mediators between the known world and the supernatural. They've carried different names - witch, priest, magician, oracle - just to name a few. Philosophy, as well, has tracks of those two realms connecting, for example through the noplatonic scholar Plotinus (third century A.D). Those named sources have meditation or a sort of inner focusing as the source that makes the connection possible.

Now, i find fiction to be much more interesting because it brings a variety of artifacts into play. To name some, i recall the fairy tales Pied Piper of Hameln and Jack And The Beanstalk or love-in-idleness magical juice in A Midsummer's Night Dream (yes, even the magical creatures couldn't escape the use of a little 'help'). The idea of 'magical artifacts' seems to be hot even in modern hardcore science fiction when i think of Matrix (where the supernatural realm was offered to Neo in the form of the red pill).

This brings me to my newest painting where the clarion call summons fourth spirit-like creatures. I listen to a lot of music when i paint, so it seemed to be suitable to bring the idea of sound into play. Also, sound, in any form visualized, gives a painting a level of dynamics, that's few discussed so far. The truth is, that a person watching a painting with hints to sound (or smell, or taste), starts to generate the sensory experience in his/her mind, this way co-creating the scene on an emotional level.

Cheers!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Huldra

Huldra with her cubs, on her way wherever she was going. A being of the great old forests, like the background also suggests. I came across those for the first time in a book about Scandinavian folklore.

The orc patrol




People have said, that my paintings look like out of the Lord of the Rings fiction. Am a big fan of Tolkien, but i have never considered my artwork to be connected with him. Anyways, an orc, as a creature is a powerful meme, whoever created it first and this painting is my interpretation of the idea.

A work i did couple of months ago....


I called it Fisherman, because i couldnt come up with a better name, but the image came to my mind as a readymade - all i had to do was put it on canvas and i consider it to be a sort of portrait of me, with no resmeblance in real life, but a look into the artist's soul. PS! I've never caught a fish in my life.