new painting } the gossip mongers


I wanted to work on a painting that would make me happy. I disregarded composition and focused simply on creating my women in their colorful dresses. Maybe I just needed company, I don’t know.

I started this painting because I felt I needed good vibes in my life. At the time (around end of Feb) I was scurrying to get my new passport issued, mandatory for all Kuwaitis (it took three attempts!) and consequently get my US visa (another arduous task collecting compelling evidence that I have strong enough reason to return to Kuwait!). I would eventually get both passport and visa (big, fat thanks to Balqis Alateeqi and Jamie Etheridge for their help and support) with enough time to spare.

gossip mongers

The Gossip Mongers, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 240 cm


Happy to be done! At this point I’d also had my passport and US Visa sorted out! 


My painting at Dar Nur, here with a matching Bokja chair and beautiful Syrian chest and armoire.

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