Monday, 12 August 2013

Backstreet Alexandria Egypt

Watercolour 15" x 11" on Bockingford paper 140lbs

A typical backstreet in Alexandria.  Dust everywhere from a recent storm coming in from the North African Desert, and just adding to the general grime of the place.  But despite the dirt, Alexandria has great charm with the ochre coloured buildings and sharp shadows caused by the strong sun. I just had to get in my painting one of the ubiquitous yellow/black Alexandria taxis - even the bright yellows of the bonnet and boot gets through that saharan dust.

1 comment:

  1. I'm learning very much with your cityscapes. That is one of my objectives in this year.
    The yellow taxi is a finding. The viewer's eye is attracted.