Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year! A plein air painting before the year ends...

Just before the christmas I set a composition with these beautiful cyclamen flowers and my recent handmade linocut greetingcard that I sent to celebrate my supporters this year. I would like to thank all of you for following my blog and especially to my sponsors for being generious to support me every month. 

As you know I have been working both outdoors and indoors this last year occupied with two ongoing projects, In this coming year I will share the process of the artworks and the finished artworks. Also, I will talk about the local exhibitions, some artists you may like to know. I will make new video tutorials for people who like to see work in progress.

I will keep posting the blogpost links on the social networks but lately I see there is a lot of movement going on which makes the posts go down very fast and fade from the feed page. So, in order to reach more people I prefer to send the posts by e-mail. Please feel free to send your e-mail address to contact form to join my e-mail newsletter. (Your e-mail address will be safe with me)

work in progress

The weather is unusually warm for the end of December. the other day we went to a nearby beach to enjoy the afternoon. I took advantage of being outdoors and sketched people who were laying down on the beach. 

Sketch from Hoya del pozo beach

Last week, I was painting en plein air by the coast near Tufía. This is a great spot for painting, it's very quite place and it's easy to access, walking only for 5 minutes. I used acrylic painting on colored canvas sheet, working as quick as possible before the light runaway. 

sketching by the coast

"View from Tufía" by Birsen Ozbilge
 10,6" x 7,4" (27 × 19 cm.)
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Getting ready for Xmas and New Year

Last week we arrived home and It took me for few days to organize the studio and start working on something new. I decided to make limited edition linocut print artworks for the "New Year" card. I had all the materials for this project; which are linoleum sheet, cutting tools, printing rolls, special red ink, acid free thick card paper and some metallic acrylic painting for the details. This small size of work finished in two studio working day. I was pretty happy for the result. I sent them out today, precisely to people who supported my profession this year. If you wish to receive a special greetings for the next year, click on "BE SPONSOR" and choose from options.

Preparing the linocut

"Happy New Year" by Birsen Ozbilge, handmade linocut print, 
(Edition of 10 only) 10,5 x 15 cm , December 2015

On Monday we went to visit Seasonal Art and handcrafts Fair in Maspalomas. There were very nice handcrafts, clothing and other interesting objects. As usual I didn't get anything from these goods and instead I bought a portable wooden easel for myself. That's the life of an artist! Now I have another plein air gear to enjoy painting at outdoors. 

My new outdoor easel.

A short while after we stopped by at the boardwalk of Maspalomas. It was a lovely afternoon, I do not complain about the weather we have in the Canaries :) So, I set on the side wall sketched enjoying the beautiful sea view... Hoping to comeback soon for plein air painting.

Sketching by boardwalk of Maspalomas

"View from MasPalomas" sketch, pencil on paper

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