By far the best part of Egypt was going to the Sahara in Giza to see the pyramids and the Sphinx... mostly because it was the one place where there was no clutter of tourists. We were actually able to move around and walk. And in doing so, I captured this camel taking a break from his workday of giving tourists rides for $5. This scene basically captures the spirit of Giza and the Sahara... a sunny, hot, and dry place with lots of sand and camels. And above all else, it was very fun and very beautiful.
Okay, my hiatus is done... I finally have something new to put here. Most of January has been spent cleaning and reorganizing the studio, complete with a brand new easel that I've been wanting to get for a while now. And also doing some reading on the classical art method, which will hopefully help me to be better at what I do. And doing this painting, called "The Bread Seller." This is the latest in my Holy Land series. This is just a very quick candid moment from Egypt as we were riding around on the bus in Alexandria. We passed this gentleman on the side of the road, and I somehow managed to process this scene in my mind as an excellent painting subject and snapped a picture of it... all within a fraction of a second as we rode along. Pretty good, eh? In other news, I will soon be re-entering the Blue Springs Fine Art Show, which is set for March 26-27. I entered last year, and it was a great experience. Although, we got hit by snow last year on that weekend, so from what I heard, attendance was apparently not what it typically should have been. Hopefully this year will be nicer in terms of weather.