WIP: Istanbul Travel Poster

Okay, time to admit an ugly truth: when it comes to painting anything other than people I haven't the foggiest clue what to do with myself.  This travel poster commemorating our recent trip to Istanbul went through so many iterations that I couldn't conceivably list all the things I tried to make it work.

There was something about trying to be impressionistic with all these geometric shapes that did not come naturally to me--at all.  Maybe because it's something I never even attempted with conventional media.

This final primitive image is a detail of a larger image that I could not tame and gave up on.  I had to cut my losses and move on before I grew too discouraged....