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May 3, 2010

Some sketches done around the city when I was there a couple of weeks ago.  What an amzing place, from the little I saw.  I’m dying to go back there and spend more time.

This one is wonky because buses kept passing in front of me as I was drawing.  I finally gave up.


Topkaki Palace – while I was drawing this, an adorable German high school girl who’s spending a year in Istanbul came over to chat and show me her diary and her sketches.

The shoeshine man across from my hotel – he was trying to get some attention from one of Istanbul’s many sreet cats, but the kitty snubbed him and walked away.

A still life that was all set up at the government art school’s café, where Laura and I stopped to thaw out our frozen fingers and got a private tour from our waiter Mehmet- an art student himself.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2010 3:25 pm

    what a gorgeous trip! and the sketches and colours are wonderful!

  2. May 3, 2010 9:46 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed the sketches from your trip. They are always full of energy and are so unselfconscious. Delightful.

  3. May 3, 2010 9:50 pm

    These new ones made me think – Turkish Delight! Is it too corny? I apologize… They are delightful however! 🙂

  4. May 3, 2010 10:58 pm

    So fun to see all these sketches from your trip! My favorite is the first one — what a view!

  5. May 4, 2010 3:54 pm

    You were busy that last day!! I love these, especially, well…. all of them! They all have that Caseyean energy and life I love so much.

  6. miroki permalink
    May 4, 2010 4:01 pm

    Hi, I just discovered your blog. I want to let you know that I love your drawings and paintings!

  7. May 4, 2010 10:03 pm

    Hi Casey,
    These paintings are delightful! What a fun trip. I am so impressed by the grace of you on-location work!

  8. Dan permalink
    May 5, 2010 2:28 am

    How exciting! I love your commentary as much as your sketches!

  9. May 7, 2010 2:04 pm

    This first one’s colors are absolutely lovely and the lines so delicate ! This is beautiful!

  10. May 11, 2010 11:27 am

    J’adore vraiment ta manière de croquer!!!

  11. Mehmet permalink
    May 12, 2010 8:28 am

    Wonderful sketches about the timeless city, for more about Istanbul visit;

  12. May 12, 2010 1:21 pm

    Casey, these are really amazing–I really love your treatment of them–they’re beautiful! That first dome view and the still life at the end here are simply stunning. So loose and lively as always.

  13. May 15, 2010 7:50 am

    Gorgeous sketches!!!! I love the first one, it’s very powerful!

  14. July 2, 2010 4:34 pm

    Your paintings are truly inspiring! They made me want to get out and draw sketches of Istanbul, immediaely.. But unfortunately, not everyone has a talent like yours.. So I’m still in.. 🙂

    All of the above paintings and the one named Streetscene in Turkey (in oil I guess..) are delightful..

    I’d like to put some of these to my “Istanbul Art” pages, if you say okay.. (please, please, please..) 🙂

    I will get in touch with you about them..

    Here is my website if you’d like to see and anyone else who wishes to know more about marvellous Istanbul:

    Keep up this inspiring work going!

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