Friday, October 28, 2011



12"x9" Acrylic Painting on Canson acrylic paper 98lb
My Growing World Series
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I saw the moon

"I saw the moon"

12"x9" Acrylic Painting on Canson acrylic paper 98lb
My Growing World Series
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Who else saw the moon?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A day at the National Gallery of Art

 I was at the National Gallery of Art today. I had really fun. I like the environment; paintings, paintings and more paintings!

This is the only painting by Da Vinci in the US!

'Ginevra de' Benci'
Leonardo Da Vinci

Isn't it a great painting? I like the contrast most!

'Woman holding a balance'

Did you know that the woman on the painting killed herself ?


National Gallery of Art is a really nice place!
You can walk around, shop, have a cup of coffee, smell the plants! 

Venice! There are many things to say about it! My Dream City!

'Approach to Venice'
JMW Turner

What a big size painting! Very detailed, awesome colors!

'Napoleon Bonapart'
Jaques-Louis David

I can tell many things about Van Gogh! He is the guy who inspires me a lot! He is the guy who made me start painting! I really, really love his paintings!

 I like the colors and style a lot! It's awesome, very effective!

 'Gypsy woman with baby'
Amedeo Modigliani

Awesome colors, contrast and style! Look at her face! Isn't she very confident! 

Auguste Renoir

I have another painting of Van Gogh

This is a shot from the museum!  I really like the design, lights!


Leo Villareal

This is a massive painting which I liked. I thought the design would make a good background for a photo of me.

Painting with the Statue of Liberty, 1983
Roy Lichtenstein

He is the another painter who inspires me!

Open Window Callioure, 1905
Henri Matisse


I can't believe they have this painting hidden in a corner of the museum! People are surprised to see a Dali painting.

'The Sacrament of the last supper' 1955

Salvador Dali

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dance in the sky

"Dance in the sky"

12"x9" Acrylic Painting on Canson acrylic paper 98lb
My Growing World Series
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Who would like to dance in the sky? 

Saturday, October 15, 2011


"Passion-2 "

11"x14" Acrylic Painting and photoshop touch
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Uzat Yanağını / Turn Your Cheek

"Uzat Yanağını / Turn Your Cheek"

11"x14" Acrylic Painting
My Growing World Series
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Kayıp Listesi / List of the Lost

I used salt for the effect
"Kayıp Listesi  /  List of the Lost"

9"x12" Acrylic Painting on Canson paper 98lb
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No Control - 2

"No Control - 2"

12"x9" Acrylic Painting on Canson paper and photoshop
My Growing World Series
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He must be a fan of Galatasaray :) (cimbom) Red and yellow are the colors of the Turkish team.

No Control-1

"No Control-1 "

12"X9" Acrylic Painting on Canson paper 98 lb
My Growing World Series
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"Seeking "

9"X12" Acrylic Painting on Canson paper 98 lb
My Growing World Series
Original painting for sale

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu

Hi guys,

I’d like to tell you more about Turkish artists. As you know Turkey is a very unique country; you can be influenced by history, nature, architecture, food and daily life.  Therefore, Turkish artists have lots of things to be impressed by. 

Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu was one of them. He was a poet, painter, sculptor and ceramist, who also made stained-glass. He lived from 1913 to 1975. Until he died, he taught painting and art to many students.  I can say they are lucky students; I wish I had a chance to study under him.

 He was really talented and creative. He used different materials and styles. He lived in France and worked under Andre Lhote in Paris. While he was there he found works of Dufy and Matisse, who influenced Bedri Rahmi.  You might know that Matisse is one of my favorite painters.  

He lived in the USA for two years and observed paintings, as well as different art materials.  
He was a student of Nazmi Ziya and Ibrahim Calli. After he took lessons, Calli told him, “You’ve got everything you need; now you have to go and see abroad.”

When he was a student, he always had problems with math, and even art classes were a struggle for him. He made his brother to do his painting home work.  When he met his art teacher, everything changed and with his teacher’s support he started studying at Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul.  He also started writing poetry during his high school years and was published years later.

Even though he was influenced by some other artists, he eventually found his own style, painting traditional things like streets, people, Anatolian rugs, culture, ceramic, and miniature. He thought that folk art was the best.

He won many awards.

I like his paintings and poems. He said “I wasn’t born as a painter; I studied to be a painter.” That’s why I keep working and working!

 You can find more information about Bedri Rahmi on this web site,

Thanks for your time, guys.  Let me know if you have any question!

Gunes Yilmaz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Osman Hamdi Bey

Osman Hamdi Bey (1842-1910)

  I have always liked his style and paintings. He has such a unique style which everyone can like. Therefore, I would like to share a few things about him and his paintings which I like a lot.

There are lots of things to tell about him but I just want to share a few things about him.

Here is the self-portrait of him.

He was a painter, archeologist, statesman and museum director.

He was always creative, productive and intellectual in his life.  He did lots of things, such as founding the School of Fine Arts (Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi), and he helped to establish Turkey's law of Conservation of Antiquities.

"The Tortoise Trainer" by Osman Hamdi Bey, Pera Museum, İstanbul 

This is the painting I tried to paint and finished it in 2 months.  I worked on it really hard!

I love orientalist style and I've always loved this painting! 

So I wanted to paint something for my dad and showed him a few paintings - he picked the one you see now! 

When I finished it, he loved it a lot and now it's in our living room in Turkey!

If you want to learn more about how I painted it, click on this link:

 This is called "Kaplumbağa Terbiyecisi," which means The Tortoise Trainer

Osman Hamdi Bey painted it in 1906 and 1907, so there are actually two versions.  In 2004, one was sold for $3.5M.

Here are some of his other paintings that I really enjoy, and would like to paint someday.

"Şehzade Türbesi’nde Derviş" 1908 

Look at the details, Aren't they awesome?

"Silah Taciri"
"Türbe Kapısı Önünde Üç Sakallı Adam"