Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I have finally found canvas! It seems that all the canvas I could dream of can be found in a part of the Asian side of Istanbul called Kadıköy. The tiny streets are full of art supply stores— with just about anything an artist could hope for. Prices are reasonable too. Unfortunately I was in a bit of a rush so I was unable to really explore, but it seems like a fun place to be at night with many colourful sidewalk cafés and bars.
Victory was achieved with the learning of three very important words: sanat malzemeleri and tuval— art materials and canvas. I forgot to pick up a bottle of linseed oil while I was there, being too excited about finding the canvases. Tomorrow I'll be laying down some paint to start the beginning of a new collection of fairly large oils. Meanwhile, here's a little preview of my entry into my book for Moleskine Exchange 50, one of the eight Moleskine Exchanges I am a part of. Back in January, I wrote a post about The International Moleskine Exchange, which you can read about here.
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