Roses and Gerberas with Chintz

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Oil on linen

60X50 cm

These flowers together made a wonderfully rich bouquet that was asking to be painted when I looked at it. I set it up against a replication of an antique Indian Chintz (1800s?). The background was painted in oil but in a gauche like way. Adding warmth with thin glazes

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Gerbera daisies with Persian Kilim

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Oil on linen

60X50 cm

 

This Persian Kilim was a wedding gift from an Egyptian friend who bought it from Khan el Khalili, the famous souk in the medieval quarter of Islamic Cairo. Even after living there for 3 years I think I would like to go back any time there is an opportunity. I think I did not buy enough from there.