October 29, 2014

Lost Art #16: Midan Bab-el-Louq, Cairo

There's more Lost Art on the streets of Cairo this week! Unfortunately we've been offline for several days, so I didn't get a chance to post this until now. But I'm excited to have finally left a painting on the Midan Bab-el-Louq, which is a place where we have spent a lot of our time in Cairo. I had a very interesting time painting this one. There were lots of curious people who approached me to ask questions, but I didn't have an interpreter with me, so most of it I didn't understand. There was a nice painting teacher from a local art school who hung out with us for a while and did some translating. He was even nice enough to send a message in to the blog and say hello! I hope that maybe he, or one of the other nice people I met in this neighborhood, finds and enjoys the painting. At the very least, I hope that is not found and enjoyed by the creepy guy who works at the public toilet who tried to kiss me when I was getting up to leave. (You know who you are, creepy guy. If you found this painting, please don't enjoy it ;) ). But anyone else who finds it is more than welcome to do with it whatever they wish. And as always, please leave a comment and let me know if you found it!  Now I'm off to scout new locations for my next few Cairo paintings. Still a month to go here! If you're in Cairo and want to suggest a neighborhood for me to paint in, please feel free to let me know in the comments. See you in the streets! 

This painting, oil on found wood, roughly 32.5 cm x 70 cm, was left at Midan Bab-el-Louq, Cairo on October 29th, 2014 at 2:30pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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October 11, 2014

Lost Art #15: Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

Hello again everyone!
I know it's been a longer wait than usual. This past week, I conducted a live Q&A about 'plein air' street painting at the Artellewa Art Space. If you missed it, you can find some photos here. But now I'm back in my rhythm and I've finally left my next Lost Art painting out in the world to be found! This one is in Al-Azhar Park in Cairo. It's the second painting I've left in Cairo and the 15th overall. The day I painted it was the last day of the Eid festivities, so the park was completely full of people. Many of them stopped to watch, talk, and ask questions. Hopefully one of those nice, curious people will find this one today and take it home! 

This painting, oil on found wood, roughly 47 cm x 41 cm, was left in Al-Azhar Park, Cairo on October 11th, 2014 at 6pm.

If you have found this piece, please let me know in the comments!

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