Art studies with Eser Afacan

Oil painting, Norwegian Youth, by Bitta. Made during art studies with Eser Afacan.
Oil painting, Norwegian Youth, by Bitta. Made during art studies with Eser Afacan.
Bitta at the easel in Ankara
Bitta at the easel in Ankara

My stay with Eser Afacan in Ankara.
I was invited to Ankara by Eser Afacan to paint with him in July 2015. I had been looking at his work at facebook for a while, and we wrote each other occasionally. And when he invited me to come work in his atelier, I went to see him, meet his friends and to work in his atelier in Ankara.
Eser Afacan showing me the equalities of his gel medium.
Eser Afacan showing me the equalities of his gel medium.

He is an excellent figurative painter and alchymist who lived several years in Norway where he frequently painted with Odd Nerdrum. I learned a lot by him and his way of painting. We were using his gel medium and painting materials. His painting techniques are unique with his transparent gel as coating and his idea of painting the light makes classic, figurative painting easier to perform.
It is as in nature; the light will show you the way.
Occasionally there were other students at the atelier
Occasionally there were other students at the atelier