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April Turgutalp - Artist

April Turgutalp Blogs

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Hello, thank you for taking the time to view my artwork.   I could define my artwork as small pieces of my soul, my personality, delicately and intricately placed on a blank canvas.   Our lives are like blank canvases.   It is up to us to create what ever we want to perceive.   There should be no judgement to our visions, our creativity, our way of expressing ourselves.   Growing up, my life was extremely hard and painful.   I don't want to bore you with the details, but it was at that point that a human can take one direction or the...more
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Acrylic vs oil

September 12th, 2020

Acrylic vs Oil So you may question, which is better, oil or acrylic? I will share with you my opinion, and my tactics to adjust for each medium. My experience with oil is a love/hate relationship. I loved how oil blended, how it quickly made my pain... 

What Can Art Do For You

September 8th, 2020

Why do we paint? Painting can be a great outlet for your sanity to take a bath in. It washes your soul free from all the bustle in city life, it calms the constant chatter of your thoughts, it eases your worrying onto a blank canvas. Painting can be ... 

Progressing in Art

September 8th, 2020

I have surprised people with the speed of my progression in art. I kind of resembled a Tesla, going from 0 to 60 miles in 1.9 seconds. So how did I manage to progress so fast so quickly? First, you must listen. Listen to every artist you know, bec... 

Painting animals

September 8th, 2020

Through most of my artwork, I am usually picking some animal as my subject. You may ask why I am always painting animals, why not nudes, landscapes, cities or fruit? I started painting landscapes, awhile back. I actually started Saturday mornings w... 

Surreal art

September 8th, 2020

So what is surreal art? Surrealism started in Europe after world war I and was highly influenced by Dada which was an art movement that consisted of a broad range of art, including sculptures and poetry. When people view a piece of surreal art, the... 

Heart and Soul of an Artist

July 12th, 2020

The paintbrush is an extension of our thoughts and feelings. As artists, we express ourselves with a flick of a wrist, a sigh and a stroke, a thoughtful movement with our fingers. It is an outlet for emotions, what we feel, how we see, portrayed on a...