painted from life on a midsummer evening near Kemijarvi, Finland in 2008.....


In 2008, i took a trip to Finland with fellow painter Paul Reuther for about a month. The photo below ( taken by a Dutch tourist) is of me painting on the Kemijoki River, about 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in southern Lapland. We were there in June, and it stayed light until roughly 11 p.m.! So it was possible to start a painting at 9 o'clock at night and get a good session in! Available paintings are priced, click on image to enlarge and put cursor over bottom of the image to view specifications.

if you look carefully at this photo, you will notice that the painting "Midnight Sun..." (see gallery below) is on my easel.