Blue Mosque, Istanbul

By: Robert McArthur

Oct 22 2011

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Category: Watercolor

1 Comment

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:6.2mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/40 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

This pen and ink/watercolor  sketch was made last week as I sat before the Blue Mosque in Sultanamet, the Hagia Sophia at my back.  While I was sketching, the ubiquitous kitty cats surrounded me, acting very friendly.  A chai vendor (tea) sat next to me and watched as I painted.  It was early in the day and the shadows were long and striking.

The figures are a mix of Western tourists and burka clad women.

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One comment on “Blue Mosque, Istanbul”

  1. Really nice, Robert. Love the composition. By the way, your Bell Tower painting at the PAA show is fabulous. My favorite in the whole show.


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