Waiting for a fare

Waiting for a Fare

36" x 25 ½"
Oil on canvas
Iris giclee print $350.00

While visiting my native motherland, Iran, and the city of my birth, Isfahan, in early 2003, this subject, carriages and the drivers sitting in the blazing Persian sunshine, struck me as an excellent contrast in light and shade. The colors are pure and vibrant in this Persian painting. Naghshe Jahan Square is a popular Iranian tourist attraction and meeting place for Persians in Iran.

I arranged this composition, horse and carriage because it seemed to meld together with the ancient 17th century mosque and Naghshe Jahan Square, which has been standing since the 17th century as well.

This painting has a custom-made frame with a subtle Persian design, in order to harmonize with the painting.