Monday, January 9, 2017

Darwin monkey: What's so important?

View from the studio balcony door

I have to admit, besides being so far from everywhere in the world, we have a wonderful weather here in Gran Canaria. Now. it's 22 C degrees, sunny and birds are singing in the park as usual. This morning I received some beautiful snow pictures from Istanbul, my original hometown. Also, friends in New York are sharing snowy photos on facebook and telling it's -8 C degrees there. Stay warm my friends, I know how rough it is... Anyways, These days I am going to take advantage of our good weather, open the window and start to work on oil painting again. 

 Work in progress

In the first week of the new year I worked on an oil pastel still-life composition. I am using Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist 50 oil pastel set on an acid-free heavy-weight craft paper. I set my composition on a tapestry pillow and on the background I put a green shawl with a winter scarf. My main character object is a Darwin monkey sculpture ornament, accompanied with a cauliflower and an onion. I wanted this painting to be as quirky as possible, so these objects could make no sense with the monkey thinking with the skull in his hand. At the end, "What's so important?". Have a great week!


"Darwin monkey: What's so important?" by Birsen Ozbilge, 2017
Oil pastel on acid-free heavy-weight craft paper, 29.7 x 21 cm ( 11.7" x 8.3")
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