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One step at a time by Mia

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Mia made another painting – a pair of sneakers hanging from the wire, called One step at a time. It is a monotone acrylic painting where she was only allowed to use shades of orange and black. Great job, Mia!

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More of Mia’s art – amazing

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Mia made this portrait of African boy. For privacy reasons I can’t tell you where he is from. Mia’s school received few photos of African children. Most people there cannot afford pictures taken of them, let alone have portraits painted … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter afternoon in Kuusamo, Finland – 2001

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Mia painted an oil painting for Father’s Day for me. She gave it to me in advance since she won’t be home for Father’s Day. She is going to Philadelphia for the summer on the 13th. When she showed me … Continue reading

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More Mia’s Art from 2012

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More art from Mia from 2012. The first one is called “Signature” (or maybe it should be bacon, eggs and pancakes for breakfast 🙂  ), the second one is “Boa constrictor” (graphite), and the last one is “Owl” (oil painting).

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Mia’s Artwork – Spring 2012

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Mia did some new artwork at school this year and they are looking great. The first one is called “The Remains of Beauty” which I think was inspired by some of the  art we have seen on our trips to … Continue reading

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Naïve Art – Paintings by Kimmo Niikkonen

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These are paintings created by my cousin Kimmo Niikkonen in 2001-2003. They are classified as naïve art style and they describe the wilderness and culture of Finnish Lapland.

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