The challenge of designing painting after painting on 4"x18" panels is more difficult than I thought it would be. The severe vertical-ity of the composition is limiting - there are many times I see a composition I would love to explore, but it is square or a long horizontal... But I am pretty determined that I will stick with the 4"x8" to the end of the 20 Glimpsed paintings... Why? because I have found that even if I think I am bored with a subject or idea etc... I find that there is always something new to discover if I keep plugging away at it... Today's painting is the 6th most visited city in the world - Istanbul.. (bear in mind, I have come across several other sites that list the cities in a different order, or sometimes other cities completely)
Another challenge of this Glimpsed series is trying to decide which scene I will use.. I mean, there are infinite views available on Street View, and often cities have posh shopping districts, slums and everything inbetween. What to choose? For Istanbul, I chose a Mosque as there are so many mosques in the city and it seemed an important feature. It was what I was most attracted to. Other cities haven't been as clear. Like New York for instance!
|Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square, oil, 4"x18"|
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