Friday, November 19, 2010

A Pastoral

I had a sheet of Arches which I had been keeping for a masterpiece then I thought "what the heck",I overcame my fear of painting on this precious!(expensive) paper so here is the result.It didnt turn out as good as I expected but at least I didn't waste the paper with a failure.

1/2 sheet Arches 300gm/140lb+Schmincke colors.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cityscape with Bike!

Just finished this one.It is 38x56cm which is 1/2 sheet,Fabriano Artistico 300gm.Usual Schmincke colors plus some White Nights.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Still Snow!

It is sunny and warm with a temp of 20'C outside and I'm still painting snow scenes!Probably because they are easy to do as all you have to do is leave whites of paper most of the time.

This is on a 200gm paper by St Petersburg with Schmincke colors.


Friday, November 5, 2010

And More...

The last two is on the same paper which is back to back!Not a good idea isn't ?Fabriano Artistico rough 300gm/140lb
The first is a narrow 1/4 sheet size FA cp 300 gm/140lb.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rainy National Day

I don't like wasting paper as it is expensive here.I used here again a pre-used watercolor paper which I applied gesso on.
Size 50x35cm

Thursday, September 30, 2010

He Loves Me!

This is the caption of the beatiful reference pic taken by my friend Esra Sirman.I liked it so I didn't change it.
This stray dog used to accompany us in our morning walks in Bodrum last summer.This was his thanks in return for feeding him.
Back side of Hahnemuehle Toscana 200gm 1/2 sheet size.

Friday, September 17, 2010

An African Face and a Tug Boat

What came up from Yesterday's and today's painting sessions.
Portrait is on 1/4 ,the other is on 1/2 sheet size Hahnumuehle Britannia paper with Schmincke colors.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Torba Marina

One of very few paintings I did this summer.
35x50cm Hahnemuehle Toscana 200gm+Schmincke colors.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back in Istanbul.

Just returned to Istanbul from Bodrum and already started missing there.
I'm happy that during my absence my copy of Shanghai exhibition book arrived,and not one but two copies!I dont know how it happened but I'm not questioning!
Pictures are from Torba/Bodrum taken in one of our usual morning walks+swimming.
The lady seen is Canan(DW)as usual in company of a four legged friend.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Small and Quick

This I did a couple days ago.It is on Hahnemuehle Britannia 300gm paper size 35x25cm(14x10inches).Mainly ultramarine blue and burnt sienna plus some red and orange.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shanghai Zhujiajiao Watercolor Biennial Exhibition New Website

Since I have received their email informing that my painting was selected for the exhibition I have been waiting for a list of the exhibitors (or rather my name to be honest!) to appear in the official website but it was not .Thankfuly very recently they have opened a new one.I yesterday inquiried about the lack of the list in the new site and Mr.Xidan Chen ,the brain behind this huge event and master watercolor artist ,kindly responded today with a reply that they have put a link in the website today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Same Subject Matter two different Approaches

I love everything mechanicaly moves,trains,planes,ships etc.I wanted to paint an oil tanker passing thru the Bosphorus.When it was finished I wasn't satisfied ;it wasn't me,too controlled,too tight so very quickly I did another one at the back of the first one and that I like better.
The second one is about 30x40cm.
1/2 sheet Hahnemuehle Britannia+Schmincke colors

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Domes of Gold

An imaginary piece on 1/2 sheet of Hahnemuenle Britannia.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Evening Light

This is a view from Galata Bridge to Golden Horn in Istanbul.

1/2 sheet Hahnemuehle Britannia with a limited palette of Schmincke colors.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shanghai News!

This is the copy which will be in the exhibition.

I think the original is far better as always!

Shanghai News!

I'm still gobsmacked by this email I received today :

Dear Nusret, We are pleased to inform you that your painting 'Evening Work' has been selected for 2010 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition. Your painting will be on display in Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery form 15th April to 31st October... 2010.The opening ceremony is on 15th April, you are welcome to join us for celebration. We will send you a book with all works on show at the 2010 Biennial. At the end of the exhibition, if your painting is not sold, it will be returned to you within 2 months. Thank you.Kind regards,Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition

Some of you may know the story;This is in fact a copy I did after I received the news that the original which was not in my possession ,passed the initial selection.They kindly accepted the copy in for the final judging.Here is the original which I posted the couple of years ago in the gallery with the name Morning Work.I changed the name to Evening Work because what he is doing is done after returning from fishing ,that is ,in the evening time.

The original

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quiet Water

Yesterday's works.

1st 18x37cm Hahnemuehle Toscana 200gm,second 27x45cm back side of Hahnemuehle Britania.Turquoise blue ,orange+brown and Payne's gray.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Today's and Yesterday's Works

Both 20x14 inches.Suddenly decided and quickly executed, done on back sides of older paintings.

I'm trying to keep my brushes wet but I'm not happy with the results,should try again with proper paper and with more pre planning.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Three Sketches

Instead of painting a loose kitten I did these today.
I dont know why I call these sketches,probably as an excuse for less than good works!

1/4 or smaller in size,done with turquoise blue,transparent orange+paynes gray on back of an unsuccessful work done for Shanghai Watercolor Biennale Exhibition(BTW,I earlier airmailed my entry and received a confirmation of receipt yesterday).

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Kitten Loosened Up!

This is an old painting from my tight days.Yesterday I tried to loosen it up softening hard edges and making diffusions,it is now as loose as it can be.

25x15cm ,I cannot remember the paper and paints I used.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A snow Scene

A recent study on 1/4 sheet Hahnemuehle Toscana 200gm .It was not pre planned so the tree was an after thought and put in the wrong place.Shouldn't have the red building behind it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Two Trams at Pera

This is on gessoed Guarro 300 gm wc paper.My usual Schmincke paints.