Friday, February 22, 2013

A trip to Egypt: Aswan, part 1: the Nile

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Following the Nile south by train and arrived in Aswan, the Nubian city and the most likeable of my Egyptian destinations, with a more laid-back atmosphere, and much less agressive salespeople.

Much of my time was spent painting the Nile, sometimes from the terraces of the magnificently restored Cateract Hotel:




Aswan- a cove, from the Cataract Hotel, oil on card, 14 x 12 cm  SOLD





Aswan, a moored boat, oil on card, 12 x 9 cm  SOLD





Aswan, from the terrace of the Cateract Hotel,, oil on card, 12 x 10 cm  SOLD





Aswan- a view from the Cateract Hotel, oil on card 12 x 14.5 cm  SOLD






Aswan, boats on the Nile, late afternoon, oil on card, 14 x 12 cm





Aswan, evening on the Nile, oil on card, 14 x 13 cm  SOLD






Aswan, the Nile, oil on card, 14 x 13 cm






Aswan- evening from the Nile Hotel, oil on card, 14.5 x 13 cm





This was painted from the Nile Hotel:


Aswan- felucca on the Nile, oil on card, 12 x 10 cm




I worked from Kitchener`s Island, a little island donated to the famous general following his Sudan Campaign, where he began a collection of tropical plants.




Aswan- from Kitchener's Island, oil on card, 11 x 9 cm





Aswan- the sun from Kitchener's Island, oil on card, 14 x 10.5 cm





The sunset pictures were something of a departure for me towards a more Fauvist style, and most enjoyable to do- the scenes evoked Debussy.


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4 comments:

  1. Each painting so one Lush, fanciful and beatific.
    Among my particular favorites:
    1. Aswan, evening on the Nile(both 1&2)
    2. Aswan- evening from the Nile Hotel
    3. Aswan- from Kitchener's Island(both 1&2)

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  2. Thanks Chunbum, I`m glad you like them,

    TD

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