Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sognefjord


 Stillman & Birn Gamma zeta and Cotman watercolors

Ephesus

The ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey. Quite in disarray except for the theater and its stunning library. Stillman & Birn Gamma pocketbook and Cotman watercolors






Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pamukkale



The calcium pools in Pamukkale, Turkey. Stillman & Birn Gamma pocket sketchbook and Cotman watercolors.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hierapolis



One of the ancient cities in Turkey. Stillman & Birn Gamma pocket sketchbook and Cotman watercolors.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Three Sisters


In the Blue Mountains, Australia. Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook and Cotman watercolors

Mt Cook


And on a clear day, too! Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook and Cotman watercolors

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Akaroa

A quiet place by the sea in New Zealand- Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook and Cotman watercolors


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Caravanserai


Stillman & Birn gamma pocket size and Cotman watercolors.

A balloon flight



Balloons flying in Cappadocia (Turkey) from my latest travel sketchbook. And, yup, in the second sketch I was actually inside a balloon flying over the one in the sketch :-)  
Stillman & Birn gamma pocket size and Cotman watercolors.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Uchisar



Uchisar in Cappadocia (Turkey) from my latest travel sketchbook. Stillman & Birn gamma pocket size and Cotman watercolors.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lake Chungara (Los Andes)

Another watercolor test using my Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook. Lake Chungara, in Chile (4500 m above sea level; puna, anyone?)


Monday, September 15, 2014

Atacama Desert

Another watercolor test using my Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook. This time, Atacama Desert in Los Andes (Chile). Schminke watercolors.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Turkish carpets


Carpet-making in Cappadocia, Turkey
Stillman & Birn pocket-size Gamma and Faber Castell sepia Pitt

Friday, September 12, 2014

Goreme



Goreme in Cappadocia (Turkey) from my latest travel sketchbook. Stillman & Birn gamma pocket size and Cotman watercolors.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fairy chimneys



Cappadoccia is full of these! Pocketsize Stillman & Birn gamma

A trip to Turkey

I've been wanting to visit Turkey for a while, so I did just that during my summer break. I might need another visit to fully see Istambul, but at least I got the general idea. I was also delighted to find a pocket size Stillman & Birn gamma notebook perfect to carry around. Here we go, starting in Cappadoccia ...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rano Raraku



Oban (Scotland)

Third watercolor test using my Stillman & Birn beta sketchbook. Oban, capital of the West Highlands.


And my (fast and horrible) on-site sketch during the trip


plus this one during daylight


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kilchurn castle (Scotland)

Second try at watercolor painting. This time it's Kilchurn, at the Scottish Highlands


And, below, the one I did on site during my trip


BTW, I'm loving my Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook for watercolors. Awesome paper!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Killecrankie (Scotland)

This summer holidays I've tried to teach myself (with limited success) to paint with watercolors, instead of just coloring my linework with them, so I'm posting my progress in chronological order -
These are all places I've been to, but these line-less watercolors were not done in place as usual; I used my photos as reference.

First, here is Killecrankie, at the scottish Highlands.


The one below was sketched on site, tho'