Many of you know I did a tour of Israel and Jordan last October. We had the fortune of visiting Petra, Jordan, a world heritage site and while there did a painting of one of the iconic buildings cut into the rock called Al-Khazneh (The Treasury). I won’t go into all that here, but you can read about it and the pesky donkey in my weblog entry here.
I was asked several times, both at Petra, and others who saw the painting online if it was for sale. I don’t sell my sketches I do on trips such as this, so one long time friend asked me to do a commission, exactly the same as the plein air I did on site. The first one was painted in acrylics, but the commission piece in oil, shown above. They turned out very similar.