I was in high school when I fell in love with Hugo Simberg‘s dark but fairy-tale-like paintings. I even named our cat after Simberg’s pet guinea pig (the name was Pikke). Making Simberg’s famous Haavoittunut enkeli (Eng. Wounded Angel) from the year 1903 with the endangered Snowy owl and European mink was one of the first ideas I had when planning the paintings for the Uhanalaiset -exhibition. My paintings name is Haavoittunut ukuli (Eng. Wounded snowy owl) and it’s painted with acrylics on a 80cm x 65cm canvas. It costs 1250€ and it’s still available. Below you can see some progress photographs.
P.S. It’s a convenient day to post about this painting since I’m down with a cold. So I feel like the wounded angel and my boyfriend is the true angel by bringing me fruits, juices and soup from the corner store. Lucky me. Take care you all!