Saturday, 21 November 2009

Watercolor Class

My new subject is Istanbul... (photo is from a National Geographic calender)

WC, 24x16 cm

WC, 16x12 cm

Watercolor Class

Yes, we've finally started to study watercolor at the office again. Only 2-3 person unfortunately...

This time we're trying to experiment one subject at a time. The first subject was "rose"...

WC, 24x16 cm

WC, 12x16 cm

WC, 16x12 cm

After a long break...

... something not very exciting...

WC, 12x16 cm

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene!

Today we're celebrating 86th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic.
Ne mutlu Türküm diyene!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

I'm exhausted

After 2 months of non-stop working, this weekend, I'm finally at home, resting. Yesterday I was busy with cleaning, washing, etc. But this morning I got up with a smile on my face, knowing that whole day is mine, all mine... I put myself a cup of tea and visited the my favorite watercolor blogs which I couldn't lately, and realized that how much I missed my watercolors and brushes. Hope to have more time to paint from now on.

Have a great lazy sunday! :D

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sorry for my absence...

...lately.
Hope to get back soon...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Streets of San Fransisco

WC, 25x17 cm

It has been a long time since my last post. I feel tired lately and I don't want to do anything. But I didn't want to miss the "Different Strokes from Different Folks Challange" of Karin Jurick's... So here is my attempt. I hope I wasn't late...

Sunday, 26 July 2009

DSFDF

Different Strokes from Different Folks
Week 41&43 Challenge
Charcoal, 28x23 cm
Charcoal, 23x23 cm

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Green eyes

Watercolor, 24x16 cm

This one is my favorite :) She is soooo beautiful that it was a pleasure to paint her...

...

Watercolor, 24x16 cm

Another failure... Too 2 dimensional... I must add more contrast to this little girl...

Another green study

Watercolor, 24x16 cm

I'm not very happy with this one. It's so 2 dimensional. No values...

Bodrum castle...

...with boats
Watercolor, 16x24 cm

Study of greens

Watercolor, 24x16 cm

Serenity

Bodrum House
Watercolor, 16x24 cm

I'm back...

Days pass so quickly in holiday. After 4 short days full of sunshine, sea and laziness, I'm here, front of my computer again. I couldn't post earlier because I was too busy with arranging things at home, getting used to work and passing the time with Missy and Vito. I was busy at Bodrum too. Every morning I got up with the sun, enjoyed the serenity of the nature and painted. Here is what I've done...

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Taking a break

After two weeks of non-stop hard working, finally I'll have a break. I'm leaving for Bodrum this weekend... not much, just for 4 days but I'll enjoy every minute of it. I'll swim, sleep, relax... and I hope I will paint and turn with lots of works to blog :)

Thank you for stopping by...

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Watercolor Class VIII

Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor Class VII

Watercolor, 24x30 cm

Friday, 10 July 2009

Ümit Gürol
11.09.1953-10.07.2008



Sunday, 5 July 2009

Boredom

Watercolor, 30x21 cm

I think I've missed the proportions a little bit, but here is the portrait of my sunshine...

My first attempts to paint cats

Cleaning time
Watercolor, 15x18 cm
Sleeping beauty
Watercolor, 17x7 cm

Missy/Last summer

video
Song: Lemon tree
by Fool's Garden

I was navigating through my photos, looking for a nice one to paint. And I found this little film. Sorry about the unsufficient light. But isn't she cute? :)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Watercolor Class VI

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

This time we tried rocks from mind. It was a real challenge developing rocks from some paint spots. First I was frustrated and then I really started to see the rocks and some grass little bit here and there. And from that moment it was fun adding some shadows, cracks, details, etc. Unfortunately it had to be a short session. But it's a great pleasure to say that we've started with 6, but now we're 9 and a half (one of us is only 5 years old and of course she paints princesses, butterflies, more beautiful and interesting things than we do :D )

Monday, 29 June 2009

Piazzetta San Marco

Watercolor, 20x13 cm

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Different Strokes from Different Folks

Rower in Lake Michigan
Watercolor, 21x16 cm

This is the first challenge that I took from Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes From Different Folks". I'm happy with the result, loose and simple. Thanks to Karin for her time and effort for these challenges.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Watercolor Class V

Still life
Watercolor, 30x21 cm
Two friends
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor Class IV

Pastoral theme from mind
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

This blog turns to a weekly diary . Although I upload photos once or twice a week, I keep studying watercolor whenever I can. Watercolor class at the office helps a lot. Thanks to our talented teacher, I'm learning to be more free... not to control the paints too much, and letting them to create surprises... not to be scared of messing things up... I'm not trying to create a "capolavoro", just painting and having lots of fun :)

Crafty weekend

Handmade(by my hands of course :D) bamboo brush mat and sketchbook
Thanks to Cathy (Kate) Johnson for the idea

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fruitful weekend

La bocca della verita'
Watercolor, 21x30 cm

Studies

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

From the book "Mastering the art of watercolour" by Ian Sidaway

La sagrada familia

Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Watercolor Class III

Color and botanical studies
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor Class II

Landscapes from mind
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Study

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

Watercolor Class I

Study
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Watercolor class at the office

We've organized a watercolor class at the office. Two days a week, after work, we meet around a big table and our talented illustrator friend teaches us watercolor basics. It's really fun, being with friends and doing something colorful. In the first lesson we just mixed the colors and got in the mood :) In the second one, we tried basic shapes, volume, light and shadow ... and a leaf. I've left my paper at the office, but at home I tried another leaf. What I've done with watercolor class, I'll upload them later. Tomorrow, the third lesson... I can't wait :)

Leaf study
Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Another try...

...with watercolor this time :)

Study
Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

My new watercolor set...

... I'm excited to try it :)

Monday, 1 June 2009

An experimental study...

Study
Coffee, 12x17 cm

Painting with coffee... It was fun but the result is a little bit sticky so I'll carry on with watercolor :)

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Missy & Vito II

Missy & Vito last summer in Bodrum...

video
Song:
Inim Inim Inledim
by Semiha Yankı

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

No time for nothing...

Last week we worked on a residence project-including saturday and sunday-. Monday was the first step of the submission. And today we've moved the office-we actually carried things, so I'm really tired-. Tomorrow morning I'm going to the new place; comings and goings will take me 2 hours a day. And I think I'll work also this weekend, because monday is the last step of the submission...

After all these excuses... I couldn't paint or draw anything... :P

Here is a small watercolor study that I did few months ago...
Eye study
Watercolor, 8x5 cm

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Missy & Vito

video

Song:

Delisin (1975)

by Cici Kızlar

Hard day at work... I couldn't draw, paint, even breath... This video always makes me smile. It's made almost a year ago. One day one little kitten came under the our balcony, she was so desperate. Now she is a real witch :D Have fun!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Portrait Study

Al Pacino
from
Scarface
23x30 cm, Charcoal

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Portrait Study

Jack Nicholson
from
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
23x25 cm, Charcoal