Saturday, 24 July 2010

My daughter is going to kill me...

...for posting these. She doesn't like to be paint at all. And after these failures she could kill me. The good thing is she is not following my blog :)

I loved the portrait by David Lobenger, you can see it here, and see the difference between a pro and a so called watercolorist.

At the first try I started all wrong. Too much cool colors and they all turned to mud...



And the result is "The night of the living dead" :P

At the second try it seems like I started OK...

But again a lifeless poor painting. The right eye is so awful. I didn't even bother to put a background color. She looks like a zombie... Where did I go wrong??

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Some photos

And finally here are some photos from an unforgetable holiday:
Karaincir/the scene that I sketched

Bougainvillea from our garden

handmade lanterns at Gümüşlük

colors from Gümüşlük

more Gümüşlük

Gümüşlük again :)

cafe at Gümüşlük

fisherman at Gümüşlük

Karaincir bay

Karaincir

Karaincir again

Gümüşlük/you can see the couple walking to "the rabbit island" at the background

inviting huh? :)

PS. Lee, thank you for your comment. It reminded me to add the following note...

Please feel free to use any of these photos as a reference. Paint, draw, sell as you wish :)

10th day

a melancholic scene for the last day...
an experiment with acrylics and pastel pencils...

That's all... Right now I'm thinking how will I go to the office and work tomorrow??!! :) Bye!

9th day

That day we had to hide inside the house because of a strong wind. That way I had the chance to paint more.
from a magazine...
just doodling...

8th day

Gümüşlük bay... done from a magazine...
That morning we had our breakfast there, in a modest cafe. The little island in the middle is called "rabbit island"; you can walk to this little island through the sea where lots of rabbits live.
boats at Gümüşlük...

7th day

while sitting at the terrace...
a part of the view from our balcony...
Bodrum Castle... done from a magazine...

6th day

A shady corner from the garden...

5th day

Karaincir beach

4th day

More color...
A humble attempt with pastel pencils...
Bougainvillea. Couldn't find the right color...
Hibiscus

3rd day

A basket full of color and joy...
Just a simple sketch...

2nd day

A colorful detail from our garden...
Petunias... I am definetly not a flower painter...
From garden door a beautiful green valley is seen...

1st day

We arrived Turgut Reis at 10:30 am. After having our breakfast and settling a little bit we went to Karaincir, a beautiful bay on Bodrum peninsula. I made a sketch there later. That day I was able to start to paint late afternoon while having a cold beer in our garden :) And these are our towels resting under the sun to dry...
And a neighbour building, turned to orange with the sunset...
I binded a new book for this trip. Pages are 12,5x17,5 cm.

I'm back!

Hi friends!

After a long silence finally I'm able to post something.

June passed depressed with work and I couldn't draw/paint anything. I couldn't even write answers to your kind comments to my recent posts. But I surely kept following my favorite blogs and feeling guilty about not being able to have a brush in my hand. Except this simple sketch:

EDIM continues: 27 - Draw a book or anythingelse you want

A friend of mine from the office, went to business trip to Copenhagen and brought us beautiful postcards as souvenir. I choose the one with the photos of the little mermaid on it. What a beautiful and sad story! And what a beautiful statue!

And the second reason for my absence lately: at the 30th of June I ran away to Bodrum for ten days holiday and I'm back this very morning. The only bad part of going on vacation is not being able to take your pets with you I think. I've missed my little ones :) Except this , everything was perfect... the sun, the sea, the food, sleeping, not carrying a watch, throwing away the cell phone, laziness, etc. And drawing of course! I tried to draw/paint everyday. Some of them turned OK, some of them not. But it was great anyway!

I'll be posting my sketches day by day. I would like to know what you think if you find something worth to write about :) Have a great sunday!