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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Day 10 of the 30 in 30 painting Challenge - "Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square"

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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1 comment:

  1. I love the challenge you have created for yourself. What a great idea. :) This is one of my favourites. With the Eiffel Tower a close second.


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