Paintings Category

new painting } five companions } nearly complete

    I’m so nearly done with this one, which I started a few weeks ago. I’m just not completely happy with it. One particular companion. I also think that I’ll paint five additional companions on another canvas. I’d like this to be a multi-paneled work.

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new painting } five companions

I miss my companion. And I’ve realized that when I paint I am creating fleeting friendships to help me cope. Although these relationships are momentary, they are instrumental in alleviating my sadness- albeit temporarily. When I paint my women I feel like I’m stroking their faces. The most sensual part is the jawline. That’s what […]

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new painting } eve blue

I feel so scattered. My work is all over the place. I’m creating individual pieces that I like, but I feel stuck. I have no solid plans and no direction. But I sense that one day *something* will dawn on me and I’ll regain some focus. For now, I’ll keep on painting, drawing and posting.

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because i have to stop thinking

Have you ever thought so much it drove you insane? I think I just reached that point; the point where I no longer want things to make sense because they’re just not going to. Ever. Not as long as I’m thinking about them. I feel I’ve reached a level of madness where I just want […]

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new painting } eve and her orange

My son K is taking some pre-college classes at the Rhode Island School of Design. Yesterday morning he sent me a photo of an orange he drew in class. Inspired by my son and his beautiful orange, I painted a picture.

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new painting today } eve and her sister eve

I finally got myself to a. the dentist’s and b. Jarir Bookstore for my canvas, paints and brushes. I’d forgotten the rush I get when I paint something I feel is strong and beautiful. I love the two women in this painting. I must say, my spirits are lifted and I feel fantastic.

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new painting } joint custody

I finished this today. I’m closest to peace when I paint.

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Portrait of Bianca Simonian

About two months ago, my friend and Early Bird restaurateur Bianca Simonian approached me to paint a portrait of her as a gift to her mother, which I thought was a lovely idea. I was really excited because Bianca has one of those striking faces that in my opinion any artist would love to paint/draw/photograph/etc. […]

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a mother’s day gift

Ten days ago, I was asked to do a very special piece for five special women who wanted to gift a painting to their mama for Mother’s Day (March 21st). I met with two of the sisters who gave me a lowdown of what their mother is like and what she likes. She likes gathering […]

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nabooly } two paintings of a cat

I have been wanting to give my parents a house-warming gift for ages, so my mom asked me if I could create two paintings for a specific area in their new mountain home in Beirut. She had a few guidelines for me, one of which was ‘no people’, which is like asking McDonald’s not to […]

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mom & her four daughters

Done. I really enjoyed this painting because for the first time in a long time I felt like a child working on it. I didn’t think; I just painted, drew and scribbled. That sense of freedom is all I need right now, at a time when I feel trapped and slightly hopeless. 

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new pictures on friday

I started a new series titled Paintings About Sitting today. I really, really enjoyed doing these, from dying the coffee filters with food coloring to cutting and deco-patching the pieces onto the canvas and finally adding in my sitting ladies. Fun, fun, fun!

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