Thursday, November 26, 2015

Street Scene
9" x 12"  oil
Daily Paintworks $50

The Virtual Paintout is traveling in Istanbul this month. As you may know, the VP uses Google Street View as a reference to draw or paint in a designated location. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world, often called the "Gateway to the East," a city rich in history and culture. It was hard to decide what to paint - new or old, monuments or neighborhoods. I wandered around near Hagia Sophia (the famous monument, church and mosque), and found this old neighborhood not too far away. I was captivated its liveliness, by the colors and laundry, by the way people were living their lives as they had for centuries, generation after generation. 

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