Sunday, 8 July 2012

moleskin sketches - Turkey

From inside 'Sun Cafe'

Looking out from Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley from the rock bar

Rooftop from balcony of bar

Huts down at 'Billy's Beach'

Looking up at some of OluDeniz

I just loved the tree

Another tree

I found that due to the amount of people around I didn't want to draw anyone. The place itself is beautiful with incredible textures in the mountains.
I wanted to draw more but it's more difficult when with another person.
Also some of the best places to draw from were directly in the sun which made it too uncomfortable for me. In fact, probably dangerous, due to my red hair.
So most of these were completed from undercover while sipping freshly squeezed orange juice or the odd shandy.

finished commission

'Rhona and Luna'

Finally finished this painting, I really enjoyed doing it and learnt a lot. Spent a lot of time trying different ways of making Luna appear furry, successfully I believe.

Now to start a new painting!

I think it's time for a self-portrait. Something I've not done in a while.
I have a vague idea in my head of something that's slightly washed out, pale colours. Not quite there. A transition state, morphing from one thing to another.