The Sky is a Face of Van Gogh by Gunes Yilmaz

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Acrylic on canvas panel 18″×24″
My Growing World Series

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I was in Cappadocia, Turkey for my honeymoon and I wanted to capture some of the unique rock formations in the area. Volcanic activity resulted in several layers of rock in the area of varying hardness, and the uneven erosion resulted in the Fairy Chimneys, seen in this piece.

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The rocks inspired my paintings, but I didn’t want to paint only what was there. These rocks came alive in my mind; they had personalities. And so I drew them not as the weathered formations that exist, but as living organisms that twist and merge, that form into impossible shapes. This to me is the spirit of the region, an area that is rich in both natural and cultural beauty.

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  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!
    Thank you for entering it in our “Your Best Work of March 2011!” Challenge.
    Please add it to our Gallery too….:)

    Miriam Morgan, host

    April 13, 2011

  • thanks! I added it to your gallery :)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Cool shapes, kinda surreal!

  • thank you very much! you right it s like surreal but it s real, it’s a very beautiful place

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    I love the Van Gough feel of this! Great work

  • thanks for your nice comments :)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    This is fabulous, your work is superb.

  • thanks :) it means a lot to me :)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    A good one :)

  • thanks :)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Miriam Morgan
    Miriam Morganover 3 years ago

    Congratulations, your BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK
    was FEATURED in our Group!!!

    If you have a little time, be sure to check out your CONGRATULATIONS Forum Topic,
    created just for You!!
    Click HERE Please :)

    Miriam Morgan, host

    June 29, 2011

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnover 3 years ago

    lovely work, well done :o)

  • thanks a lot :)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shapes and style, congrat’s!

  • thank you :):)

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • thank you!

    – Gunes Yilmaz

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 25th, 2011
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