Friday, February 20, 2015

New Pastel Painting Burrero Beach

Playa del Burrero (Burrero Beach) in winter.
oil pastel, 32 x 24 cm Feb 19, 2015 by Birsen Ozbilge
 Available @ SHOP

Yesterday's oil pastel painting from the view point in Burrero. Around 6:30 pm the sky had beautiful colored clouds. Every minute the colors were changing, I try to get the closest tones quickly in order to finish the painting properly in the studio. It took me several hours to complete the pastel painting, hope you enjoy it...

Last Wednesday I went to see two fantastic exhibitions in Las Palmas. The first one was "Los Caprichos de Goya" from a famous Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828). My friend and I participated to the special guided tour about this exhibition. It took about half an hour, It was really informative and interesting. I love to learn the art history this way. Goya was such a rebel  artist of his time... He still influences many contemporary artists with his art. For example, did you know that, the film director Christopher Nolan while he was writing the story of "Inception"movie, he was investigating these etchings and he got inspired by Goya's Caprichos.

The image on the wall is "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" from "Los Caprichos de Goya" exhibition. 

Afterwards we headed to another good exhibition at Vegueta. This time we saw a Canarian sculpture artist's works, Placído Fleitas (1915 - 1972) at San Martin Cultural Center. I had seen his artwork in public places, parks before. He used lava rock material on some of his art pieces. I like those ones very much. But I didn't know he had done beautiful wood bas relief (pine tree) artworks, see photo below.

Bas Relief (Pine tree) by Placído Fleitas

Beautiful sculpture in the public park (by Placído Fleitas)

The weather is still chilly and very windy which should be less windy and cold in this season. It makes plein air painting process very difficult. Anyway, last week on Thursday, it seemed like a nice day, so we took advantage of it and we went out. I had a plein air session in Parque Cruce de Arinaga, Aguimes for about 1 hour. I enjoyed being able to putting so much light and shadows in the composition but they were moving constantly while the clouds changing their positions. So, I decided to call the day off at this moment, It was better to comeback another day to continue this painting. I will show you once it finished. It's finally Friday, Have a good weekend! See you soon. Please share the blogpost @ G+, fb, twitter and leave a comment. 

Work in progress, plein air painting in Parque Cruce de Arinaga

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