Thursday, May 11, 2006

Afternoon, Siwa Oasis


Siwa Oasis is located in western Egypt, on the Libyan frontier. I spent some time there in the fall of 1988, while riding a bicycle across Egypt. This painting isn't an exact representation of what I saw, just an attempt to capture the way the late afternoon light looked splashing across the mud brick walls, and how that bright, warm light emphasized the shadows.

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