Inspired by Orhan Gรผrel

Out of all watercolor artists that inspire me, Orhan Gรผrel is probably the biggest inspiration. His poetic and loose style is full of atmosphere and shows everyday places in a nostalgic way. This week, for practice, I’ve painted a replica of one of his paintings with my view of the scene and it was a great study.
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After finishing the study I’ve found a nice winter street stock photo and tried out a new perspective ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Another weekend

Another weekend of practicing. This sketch is about moving the eye in diagonals which is always a nice variant of Z composition. It’s done on a thin (90 g/m2) and small (15×21 cm) paper I usually use for sketching.
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The second one is a quick painting of a sunny Paris scene I found online. I liked the perspective and wanted to try it out, just for the fun of sketching the Eiffel ๐Ÿ˜€
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Two styles

Lately I’ve been experimenting with a more “sketchy”,impulsive style (first painting) and focusing on composition, which kind of fits me naturally and I would like to continue exploring it. For now, it’s quite basic, focusing on different type of edges and objects but I believe that I will eventually find a way to tell a story.
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The second painting was a study of the light which reflects on the river and it’s a style which is like an illustration, not quite expressive as I would like it to be and the painting process is slow and safe. I am trying to get rid of playing safe ๐Ÿ˜€
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