Sunday, August 31, 2008

Starboard morning

I woke up at 5:30 this Sunday morning, I took my sketch book and went to starboard in my pyjamas!! I did this quick sketch. The mosquitoes were crazy, I got bites all over my body. They were biting across my pants. I had to quit and leave. I got home and worked on the second one. It is a nice sky. Something fresh I guess!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Istanbul 2

This is the third or fourth version of this picture I took of Istanbul 5 years ago. This time I wanted to depict a sense of mist in the early morning. You can check my previous versions in the blog somewhere! I like this version because it has mood and atmosphere. Compare 1 and 2.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am trying to paint again, but rather unsuccessfully. I know I have a good technique, however, I get involved in the subject rather than being free and expressive. I paint better when I study a painting, but sometimes I feel I just want to paint without feeling that I am "working"!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Glow bugs

I woke up one day at Paula's house, and I saw those glow bugs shining all over the field. It was very dark and the only thing you could see is those glow bugs shining. I went back to sleep, and then in the morning I did the opaque one. I woke up today at 4 AM and I felt like painting. I worked on this for 2 hours. There was a field at some point, but it was muddy, so I sprayed it with water and let the colors dissolve. I don't know. People like paintings of certain places or people. I like to paint a magical scene that the child in me enjoys. That's why I always paint in bright colors and try not to be too realistic. I hope this painting would stirr the child in somebody. I am not completely satisfied with it, and I would probably do it again.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Clam diggers

I added the clam diggers.