Peony and Parakeet

Flower Gardener’s Diary – Welcome to My Art Exhibition!

Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet in a group exhibition Flower Gardener's Diary in Helsinki, FInland. Watch her video about this art exhibition.

I currently attend a group exhibition in Helsinki, Finland. The place is called “Hietsun paviljonki”, and it’s located on a beautiful beach quite near the center of the city. The art exhibition is open from 11th to 22nd September, so if you are in Helsinki during that time, welcome!

See the Exhibition – Watch the Video!

For those who can’t come, I have made a video of all the 11 pieces that I have there.

The Art of Framing

As you see on the video, I got several pieces framed for the show. My artist friend Eeva Nikunen has gorgeous frames in her paintings, so I used the same framer than she usually does. I am really happy with these frames!

For a drawing, that already had a hand-drawn decorative border, I chose a narrow frame that goes well with the fantasy theme too.

Framing art. A drawing by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

This frame also had a purple version, and I chose it for the houseplant-inspired piece. The purple frame highlights the green leaves beautifully. Originally, I hadn’t planned to frame this piece so I didn’t leave any blank space around the paper when creating it. The framer attached the drawing on the green cardboard first. I like this solution.

Framing art. A drawing by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

I wanted something silvery for the madonna painting and chose a broad white frame that also has real silver! It wasn’t the cheapest option …

Framing art. A painting by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

I was a bit doubtful if I could find a perfect frame for my big yellow drawing but this one really hit home.

Framing art. A drawing by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

I hope this inspired you to frame some of your pieces!

Paintings ready for an art exhibition. By Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.

Coming Up!

I have another group exhibition coming up soon (Sept 20 to Oct 8). It’s in Gallery K in Vantaa, Finland. The show is called “Raffia ja smoothia”Rough and Smooth, and it’s organized by the local professional artist association.

24 thoughts on “Flower Gardener’s Diary – Welcome to My Art Exhibition!

  1. I so wish I could see your work in person. Finland is just too far for a road trip for me but I love that you showed us this exhibition of your work. Each piece just takes my breath away, so bright and full of love. Can’t wait for the next one. I also look forward to my next class with you. I always learn so much from watching your videos and by taking the classes. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.

  2. I am always in awe of your art Paivi!!! These are truly remarkable!! How long does it take you to do one piece?? I am a slow painter!! You seem to be able to put so much out there so quickly!! Congratulations on your Exhibit!! And I Love LOVE LOVE the frames!!! xoxo!!

    1. Gailie, thank you! My oil paintings take forever so I am a slow painter too. It just paint and draw a lot, and use most of my time for creating so that might hide the fact that all my best pieces have been born so slowly. However, I am pretty quick at drawing which compensates quite a lot!

  3. Dear Paivi, as always you and your beautiful work are inspiring. I am certain your mother is smiling down with lots of pride and love for you.

  4. A wonderful exhibition with your paintings. Wish I could see them in reality.
    And a beautiful portrait of your mother. I think she should be very proud of you!
    Have a succesfull event!

  5. Just incredible Paivi. Queen of fantasy is my favourite….I could stare at it for hours and still imagine something new.

  6. Very beautiful. Your style has really gelled and your art is imaginative and emotional. Congrats on your exhibition! Wish I could be there to give you a big hug in person.

  7. Pāivi – your work is filled with beauty – I am so happy you have shared your exhibition with us – it’s not the same as seeing it in person, but a very good second option!
    Your mother would be so very proud of you – as a mother who believes in my children, it delights my heart to see their successes as they have grown older. Your mother would be delighted too!
    Jakki

  8. What a treat to see your exhibition pieces. Such Rich images and colors characterize your work. The frames seem perfect for each painting.
    I look forward to your next exciting exhibition.

  9. Paivi,
    What an endearing tribute to your Mother. She showed her love in special ways. Thank you for introducing her to us this way.
    Your art is magical, professional, inspiring!
    And the frames just enhance the beauty of your pieces.
    It is a joy to see you looking so happy!
    Hugs,
    Cathy

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