Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Bosphorus

Three weeks went by incredibly fast. In between site seeing, meeting friends and family of Samantha and Omer, and eating amazing food, I managed to fit in just enough painting time to complete the canvases today—my last day here.
Left panel: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (also know in Istanbul as The Second Bridge)
Right panel: Bosphorus Path

Friday, November 4, 2011

Istanbul Paintings

Here is day one of Samantha and Omer's paintings—compositions roughed in, using approximate colors. I could say that I am traveling for work. More accurately, I am doing some work while traveling. I am staying with my friends in Istanbul and doing a two part painting for them inspired by their city. They live along the Bosphorus, featured in both compositions. The Bosphorus is a straight that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. Istanbul overlaps this boundary.
These paintings are 38" x 47" and 31" x 47" (96 cm x 118 cm and 78 cm x 118 cm)