Sketches of my new family in Istanbul


Bedriye, Halide, Hande, Sacide, Nilgun, Neslihan, Aslihan, Nadide

This series started as a quick sketch of Aslihan, Ugur's beautiful 12 year old niece, second from the right on the bottom. Within a day or two it became a series of all the women in the family... except Ugur.  Guess I'll need to rectify that soon, right?

I love to sketch. These days, sketching has become simply a cursory prelude to a painting, though.  I need to remember how delicious it is to simply sketch.

12 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Your sketches are lovely. Beautiful bunch of women. We will look forward to seeing some of Ugur.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

These are incredible! What a family treasure!

Lisa Kerpoe said...

Beautiful sketches, Susan! And I do see some of Ugur in those faces.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Your sketches are so great, Susan. What a lovely group of women!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

Congratulations on your terrific sketches and on your new family of beautiful women.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very nice - it has to be satisfying to get a direct family collection.

T.Gomez said...

Beautiful sketches - your work never ceases to amaze me!

Barbara Pask said...

Wow Susan, these are just beautiful. I just happened over here, I haven't received your last two posts so I had missed them. Your portrait of the firefighter is amazing also, I know her family must love it. They're lucky to have found you to do it.

Rhoni Harris Art Studio said...

Hi Susan,
Jan and I enjoyed meeting Ugur that day we visited your neat neat gallery!
What beautiful sketches of her relatives--just simply gorgeous.
Hugs!

Pattie Wall said...

These sketches are so appealing - you make it look so easy! I love your style. Can't wait to see some of the paintings you do from these!

Cindy McDonough said...

gorgeous work! it is fun to just sketch sometimes isn't it?!

irfan çelik said...

Tebrik ederim. Güzel çalışmalar. Gözlerde k i anlamlar çok hoş ve başarılı.