“Paivi likes flowers,” I have heard many say, and yes, I do! A couple of years ago I built a comprehensive floral art class calledFloral Fantasies in 3 Styles. I am running this class again between April 29 – May 24th. I am also building a new module for it that is about painting still lives in watercolor – loosely without reference photos and that’s a lot of fun!
If you sign up before March 31st midnight PDT, you will get the class for the early-bird price. Watch the video below and sign up!
By buying any of these three classes, you will get the basic membership for Bloom and Fly for the whole next year 2019! Unlike in 2018, the basic membership for Bloom and Fly doesn’t include getting in-depth feedback for your art, but it gives the forum and occasional events for staying in touch with your classmates.
When you have goals to improve your skills or want to create from your personal standpoint, join my community’s Feedback Circle! It includes three feedback sessions, one feedback via email, and the basic membership of Bloom and Fly for 2019.
This painting is called “Light Chaser.” We Finnish are all light chasers to some extent. Winters in Finland are very dark. The darkness combined with cold impacts the mood. For tourists, freezing wind with all shades of black can be an exotic experience, but for us who have to endure it for months, it’s agony. In Helsinki area where I live, we sometimes get very little snow, so it’s even darker than further up.
So when the summer comes, it’s a welcomed relief, and we are pampered with light. Thereäs daylight almost around the clock. It depends a bit how far north you live, but here in the south, the sunrise was at 4 AM and the sunset at 11 PM. And in addition to that, the weather is warm, flowers are blooming, and everything is lovely.
I also want to mention Finnish strawberries, very sweet and delicious. If you ever come to Finland, make sure that you will taste them!
I haven’t taken a break from weekly blogging for years. I love my work and want to put most of my energy into it. However, this year I have a summer class Watercolor Journey, and we also have a big garden renovation going on. And to be honest, it’s time to live a little too. So I have decided to take a short break from blogging, three weeks.
To make sure that you keep on creating, I have a summer sale!
From today to July 29th, all self-study classes are 20 % off. You will see the reduced price when you go to pay for the class. >> Shop here!
Facebook live on watercolors tomorrow June 28, 2018, 5 PM BST (London), 9 AM PDT (San Francisco)
To celebrate the new upcoming class Watercolor Journey, I am going to do one of the scariest things I know: painting live online! Is it even possible for a human being?! Well, I have to try that!
Join me for a Facebook live session on Thursday, June 28, 5 PM BST (London), 9 AM PDT (San Francisco). I am planning to record a brief session where you see my scary face first and then another session where the camera shows my hand. I will paint with watercolors, maybe bring your set and paint along with me?
Here’s what to do:
1) Like my Facebook page. 2) Pick a small piece of watercolor paper, your watercolor set, some brushes, and water. 3) Go to the Facebook page once the session begins!