Spring festival 春节 is soon!

It is my great pleasure to participate in Chinese New year celebration in Helsinki next week! 

https://kiinalainenuusivuosi.fi/kiinalaiset-markkinat/

https://kiinalainenuusivuosi.fi/en/chinese-market/

Welcome to see some of my paintings there on January 24 from 16:00 to 20:00. My place nr is 12.

If the weather will be not very freezing I will perform some ink paintings on the spot, too.

There will be some of ceramic figurines of Chinese theme, like beautiful flute playing girls and dragons, and even small cups and pendants.

Poppy flowers

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This is a copy of Song dynasty painting Poppy Flowers (虞美人图)This was my first painting in Chinese gongbi style (it means that the ink lines are drawn first and then are slowly put the colors). I spent about two weeks to practice the brush strokes to be able to draw the lines, and when it came to coloring, it felt like a new life was starting.