Lumimari Art Blog

Bits and pieces of my work and everyday life

morning

It took some time with this one. I changed it several times, especially the hair. It's the first girl not wearing any clothes after all :) And it's quite detailed. I wanted this to symbolize new beginnings, spring, purification, peace of mind... I was (I always am :)) inspired by one of my favourite artists - John Bauer. The way he has described nordic nature: dark nights, secrets of forests, folklore and fairy tales in his paintings... It's just incredible. Also, I think  I have a little something in common with him - he always said that he is not really an artist, that he's just painting funny pictures for kids :) But, of course he was a great artists and his fairy tale illustrations feel really contemporary - wouldn't say that they are from the beginning of 20th Century.