The Ruins of Gaziantep – 2013 (aged 20)

In celebration of my blog’s one year anniversary, I decided to post this painting of the interior of the Gaziantep Mosaics Museum in the southeast of Turkey. This is based on a picture I took while I was there. I replaced the ceiling with the night sky. The museum collection consists of mosaics, pillars and walls excavated in ancient Zeugma (an old city within the Gaziantep Province). All the artifacts are Roman in design and nature.

The Ruins of Gaziantep, 2013

The Ruins of Gaziantep, 2013

Gaziantep is situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in classic Mesopotamia.

Les Dames de l’Hamam – 2013 (Aged 20)

While in Istanbul, I went to the Cemberlitas Hamam (Turkish bath) near the Grand Bazaar. I absolutely loved the experience and I decided to paint it.  I maintain the title in French.

Les Dames de l'Hamam, 2013

Les Dames de l’Hamam, 2013

2012-Amerique du Nord-Aged 19

After going to school in New England for over a year now I thought it would come the time when I would have to paint something related to the region. So I did this with my North American girl.  Bates College is in the state of Maine and the original inhabitants were from the Wabanaki tribe.  The first European settlers in this region were French.

I maintain the titles in French.

Amerique du Nord, 2012

Amerique du Nord, 2012

2012-The Granite Violinist-Aged 19

This scene actually exists in the gardens of Holyrood Palace (for more details about Holyrood see my other post https://lastoftheromanticists.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/2012-holyrood-abbey-aged-19/ )

The Granite Violinist, 2012

I don’t know if the sculpture was actually made of granite but it sure makes a lovely title.

To complement this piece here is the song I played while I painted this. Celtic Woman’s Scarborough Fair.

I do not own this song or this video. It is here for entertainment purposes only.

2012-The Thinking Persian-Aged 19

For no particular reason I decided to go back to Orientalism.

The Thinking Persian, 2012

FUN FACTS

  • As a child I thought the nose was an unsightly thing to put on someone’s face so I drew portraits without them.
  • Before I was born my mother always dreamed of a house full of paintings.  Then I came to do that for her.
  • For a moment, I wanted to become a forensic artist as a kid. Too many crime shows on TV.
  • I am officially a Ravenclaw.