Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

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Handsome Brother

Hello Handsome the 2nd! Here is the brother of the 1st Handsome as promised. The second Handsome started his life as quite an ugly duckling. I used an card board cover of an old A2 sketchbook. That’s why the canvas was full of black spots. I made the piece with color pencil, gouache paints, little bit of

Moments From The Lähtöviivalla

exhibition, Lähtöviivalla, Elli Maanpää, painting

As I promised last Tuesday here are the photographs from Lähtöviivalla exhibition opening that was held on Monday 27th of October 2014 in S-Galleria Helsinki. The lovely photographs are taken by my companion Vesa Kuula. Lähtöviivalla exhibition contains 25 acrylic-, oil and ink paintings I did while studying in the Pori Unit of Art Department in

Finish Line of Postcard Project

postcard, drawing, Elli Maanpää

So November ended and with it ended the Postcard Project. Here is the last nine postcards sized art works I sent to wonderful people all around the world. 23rd The geometric carrot head to Mia 24.10.2014 24th Sleeping beauty in a morning sunshine to Pia 24.10.2014 25th Sparkling belle in red to Veera 25.10.2014 26th

Joulukorttikauppa

joulukorttikauppa, joulukortti, Elli Maanpää, kuvitus, postikortti

For first I apologize that this post will be mostly in Finnish since the store I’m talking about is in Finnish and operates only in Finland. Shortly: Joulukorttikauppa is an online store that sells Christmas Cards illustrated by me. We established the shop with my brother for this Christmas season. The reason I only plan to sell

Lähtöviivalla Exhibition Opening Tonight

lahtoviivalla, s-galleria, helsinki, exhibition

Last weekend we hanged my paintings to the walls of S-Galleria in Helsinki Kallio with my hubby. Today is the opening of the exhibition LÄHTÖVIIVALLA which contains my colorful expressive female figure paintings from 2012 and 2013 done with ink, acrylic and oil paint. If you’re in Helsinki be sure to visit the exhibition. The

Third Week Of Postcard Art

Postcard project art

The past week I’ve been on a road again. But that has not affected to the amount of days and postcard artworks done this week. 7 days 7 new postcards. If you have no idea what I’m talking about here is the Postcard Project in a nutshell: For every day in October 2014 I draw a

Postcard Project Continues

Here I am: the crazy postcard maker making my art. Today I’m going to show you to last weeks postcard sketches of the Postcard Project. Are you ready for 7 more postcards. If yes, roll down.Lady in Red. I bought a new shade of ink to celebrate the upcoming Christmas. 9.10.2014 Dramatic woman in the

Hey Handsome 1st

Hey Handsome! He (the intellectual poem boy below) is the first out of two men portraits I painted in August. The two are going to be stars of my upcoming artsy-fartsy short film about relationships. But since it sometimes takes years before I actually finalize the film ideas I have I now thought It would

First Week Of Postcards

October’s Postcard Project had a good start. All the 31 cards were reserved in about 36 hours. Since the beginning of the project I’ve drawn and sent eight self drawn postcards. One every day. And they’ve gone / are going all over the globe. My plan was to take photograph with my good camera out of