Paintings Category

new painting at CAP’s artist studio

So I have officially started work on my upcoming exhibition, tentatively titled Until Love, at the Contemporary Art Platform in Kuwait, January 2017. To paint my first four large scale paintings, they are kindly allowing me to use their ‘artist’s studio’. I’ll do the rest of the paintings at home.

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new painting } zeri girls

A week ago I got a call from my dear friend Laila Al-Hamad, letting me know that she was going to put on display, along with her Zeri handicrafts, a painting I did for her a while back, Drinks & Cigarettes. This was for an upcoming event, Kuwait Modern Heritage, to be held at Al Shaheed […]

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new painting } notes float

Listen to Fuel to Fire by Agnes Obel }

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new painting } d’s message in her hand

I just got back from London. There, I almost met a man. This man presented me with a beautiful face and an online personality so compatible with mine. And I filled in the rest to create a new muse for myself. He has no idea how much he has inspired me to paint like a curious child […]

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new painting complete } eve the sun

She’s done and delivered. All she needs now is visitors. She’ll be at Dar.Nur until she finds a home. See her history here. Listen to Conjure One’s Center of the Sun featuring Poe:

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new painting on the table

I’ve been wanting to paint a large scale piece for a while now. Around two weeks ago I finally started one. I didn’t get it stretched because a. I don’t have much space to work upright on anything of that scale and b. I honestly thought it wouldn’t be the great challenge it’s proven to be. […]

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new painting complete } sisters we

I finished this one tonight. I really love it. I guess it comes from a renewed bond I have with my sister. I don’t know, maybe. In this post I’ve also included some Motion Portrait (new crazy app all over Instagram) videos. These things are wild and fun but I predict the app will go […]

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the beginning of a new painting on a sunny/rainy friday morning

I miss my son Khaled so much. And this has nothing to do with the painting. Or maybe it does.

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a new painting in progress this friday

Since Beirut I’ve been dying to paint. But it didn’t work out the way I pictured it would be, subject- and technique-wise. Let’s see where it goes.

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new commissioned painting in progress } paul newman

Last May or June I was commissioned by my brother to paint a portrait of Paul Newman. His only conditions were that he wanted the painting to be large and that Paul Newman was wearing his Rolex Daytona watch. So in effect, this is a double portrait. Anyway, Paul wasn’t that big of a challenge. The watch […]

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new painting on a friday morning

Sometimes I just want to paint. It was one of those days (yesterday) that I actually went through my storeroom rummaging for stretched canvases. I found this one. There was a painting of an apple on it, which wasn’t pretty enough to render it worthy of not being painted over. This morning I finished the painting. I’m not completely ecstatic […]

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new painting } the dot

This painting has been mostly complete for weeks. I say mostly because I wasn’t sure it was done. She’s always looking at things around the house. Or so it seemed like to me. There was a period missing at the end of this sentence. So I added a dot. And it made perfect sense.

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new old painting

Sometimes I start a painting and leave it for a while. A few weeks or months later I begin another painting on top of that one, and again I stop. This is my fourth painting on this canvas since April. I had a feeling this one would stick, and it did. I’m very happy with […]

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butchering schiele

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I visited the Egon Schiele Radical Nude exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery. One of the ways you can tell I really love a collection is if it makes me want to go home and draw or paint. And this one did. Of course I wouldn’t even dream about […]

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new ‘painting’ } the centerfold I

The closest thing I’ve ever come to feeling in love without being in love is this. I’m excited, giddy, nervous and I’m laughing out loud because I’m happy. I wasn’t sure where I was going with this one but I think it’s finally worked and I’ll use it for my upcoming exhibition. Which means I […]

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new painting on valentine’s day

I started this painting three days ago and am really, really happy with it despite the morbid title (or perhaps because of it).

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new painting } pond } complete

So a face invariably shows up when I least expect it, especially when I’m trying my best not to paint one. I just can’t help it I guess. I have to say I am finally happy with this painting.

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new painting on friday } the five others

You can safely say that I spent last Friday painting like it was my last day on earth. My children had been home from school the previous week and I had the Palestinian Cultural Center exhibition set up the next day. For weeks I had been planning to paint a sister to this painting I did […]

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