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pretty green bullet in canvas

Hooray! The new issue of Canvas Magazine is out! I’m very excited because my interview by Anna Wallace-Thompson is in it. There has been a tiny handful of journalists whose interviews with me I’ve read and not made me cringe and go: who the fuck is this they’ve written about? I’m happy to say that Anna is now a member of that small […]

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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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today i drew a picture

I don’t know what it is about Sundays but that’s when I usually get the urge to experiment and goof off. But I think my strongest works stem from experimentation and a sense of play. And this was a lot of fun. Especially with Instagram in my life.

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two faces created on a very difficult day four years ago

I’ve been meaning to photograph these two small canvases which hang at a friend of mine’s place for ages now. I finally did yesterday. These two drawings were created at a very difficult time when I felt that the only power I had left in this world was to draw a picture. I was very […]

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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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new painting|september 6th

My kiddies are back in school and I’m free! Free, I tell you, free! So I had a lovely morning of relaxation, just me and my paints. Bliss. I wouldn’t have stopped painting but I must be leaving soon to pick up my little ones. I can’t wait to get back to this painting as […]

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new series|new painting|nothing titled or thought through enough yet

After finishing Stories of Eves, I felt an overwhelming sense of aimlessness. There was, however, still the exhibition to look forward to. But after the opening, while shuffling my children, the gallery and nursing what felt like a stomach bug, I thought of something a visitor to my show suggested: my girls dancing. I didn’t […]

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same dress|a new painting

  There are two things I have to say about this painting but I’ll only speak about one: it sucks when you’re in the vicinity of someone who is wearing the exact item of clothing that you have on. It’s happened to me twice, but I’ll only speak about the one time. In a bizarre […]

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New Painting|Still No Name

Not finished yet but I’m hoping soon. My new camera is crap.

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new painting|still untitled

This is a painting I started a few days ago. I like to show some stages of my unfinished work because I like the way they look at that stage. I am approaching this painting very differently because I’m using many layers of diluted acrylic. Let’s just see where it goes from here.

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A Portrait of Simon Balsom

Well, the painting is done. I’m happy with it as my first oil painting in decades. I’m not going to bother too much about resemblance or even technique. I’m just going to tell myself what I tell everyone I ‘teach’: You will only get better with every painting you do. Oils. Wow. Me.

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New Portrait|Yousef Abu-Ghazaleh

I started a portrait of my son, Yousef this morning. He insisted on wearing a suit because he wanted to give his children something ‘to remember him by’. He’s only twelve.

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The Dot Catchers

A dear, dear friend of mine (and one of my most favorite women in the world) called me the other day as I was doing my grocery shopping. She’d just seen my post Why it’s Important to Play and loved the whole potato thing. Over the phone-at the supermarket, I’m surprised how I managed to […]

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A Portrait of Y A

*Photo by Jana Alnaqeeb

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Art Lesson at the G

Last summer I was asked by  Eman Elshareef if I would give her art lessons. I was quite hesitant at first because I’d always thought of teaching as a highly respected vocation, necessitating great patience, a good connection with the pupil and a strong ability to instruct effectively, characteristics none of which I possessed. Somehow […]

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Yellow Tape Portraits Complete Collection

Paintings from 2009’s The Yellow Tape Portraits. These are not titled. The large, full scale women are about 100cm x 250cm and the medium portraits are 91cm x 152cm. Two are 12ocm x 152cm. I wanted to keep them all as uniform as I could without sacrificing too much color and variation in facial features […]

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A New Painting: Lovelock

The lovers/friends/sisters have been joined by a third woman standing in the foreground. What is she doing there? I don’t know yet.

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