The first two pieces are done from sketches done while in Kioso, a Greek island. We were tendered there in hope of the seas calming but they never did. the second one was as the sun was setting and we were leaving.
The next two are different views as we approached the Castle and fort at Kusadsi, Turkey.
The fifth is the sunset behind the Blue Mosque and Hagai Sophia, In Istanbul.
The 6th is my first view of ASIA from the Dardanelles Straights.
And the last if a painting of the bridge that separates Europe from Asia in Istanbul. I'm standing on the Asian side.
The first painting is of some of the most interesting things that I had never seen before. They are Pigeon Towers. They are all over Alexandria, Egypt. Everybody raises pigeons. They are a delicacy in Egypt and are very expensive to eat.
The second is of the Giza Complex, from a distance they are impressive but as you get closer they become smaller it seems. Then you see that they are all covered around the bottom with garbage such as scaffolding. lumber bracers, steel rail supports and of course all the Harassing people try to sell you things. I have never been anywhere where the panhandlers were so prevalent.
The Next picture is a painting from my sketch of the Sphinx. It ain't so big and most of it is hidden from sight by all the contraptions around it.
The next painting is of the Sphinx, Kaufre and Memkere.
The next two painting are of flower arrangements found around the ship. ran out of sketches to paint.
The last is of the approach to the port of Kioso. Were were tendered at the port and could not go ashore because of high seas, to dangerous.
The photos are of my paintings I did while on our Cruise. I painted 27 pieces from sketches I would do during the day and them paint them that night or the next day. I hope you enjoy my trip with me as you come alone for the pictures. I am going to post about 6-7 each day till I get them all up on the blog.
From top to bottom.
TheBasicilia of St. Thomas in Rome A white marble church with a gold stature you can see from nearly all over Roma. It was just down the street from where our Hotel was.
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. What a magnificent piece of history.
The Hill side of Chitivichia, Italy the port town where we got on the ship. About an hour from Roma.
A view of the Island of Sicily, Italy as we sailed by it. Did not get to stop there.
My first view of the Volcano on the Island of Stromboli, Italy.
Another view of Stromboli as we sailed past her. My first active Volcano to see.
and last for today is the Library of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the first thing you see as you enter the Harbor and it is Absolutely beautiful. and is built on the site where one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world was built.
I do hope you enjoy my trip with me.
These pieces are all very small. 6X9, 4 1/2X12 and 9X12.
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