Street Scene in Turkey
I had an awful time painting a landscape from the photo I chose to work with this week – I wasted days on it and was ready to give up oil painting altogether. I couldn’t work out exactly where I was going wrong , but I think it had a lot to do with the fact that the photo didn’t give enough information, and also that the light source wasn’t clear, and I had a hard time being consistent. Finally yesterday I tried doing it in pastel and couldn’t do that either, without a radical simplification. I then altered my oil painting to look more like the pastel – eliminating 3 trees in the process. I don’t know what I thinkof it, but here it is.