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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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Cultural Re-Expressions Revisited|The Miniatures

A week ago, I got a call from ┬áDr. Tim Sullivan. He said he liked my paintings from the 2004 Cultural Re-Expressions exhibition, but that his walls in Utah weren’t big enough for the large-scale works. So he commissioned me to make smaller ones. Tiny ones, to be exact. Tiny for my big, fat fingers. […]

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A Portrait of Y A

*Photo by Jana Alnaqeeb

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A Portrait of Yasmine Alkandari

Y this morning. I’m really enjoying the skirt and will work some more on her crazy top. It just needs to be tweaked here and there.

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A Portrait of Y******* A********|May 19 AM

I did some things I should have done earlier. Thanks to the advice of several friends, it was suggested that I stop for a while and step back. Another thing I did was change the easel. The one I was working isn’t adjustable (it is, but mine never worked so I would adjust my height […]

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A Portrait of Yasmine Alkandari|May 13

Eek. Although I’m liking the painting itself more, I think I screwed up my sister’s face a little. So I hope she doesn’t see this! I know I’ll make it work, I know I will.

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A New Portrait

A few days ago I was commissioned to paint a portrait. It’s a scary thing, but I am just starting to enjoy it. I know I still haven’t captured the spirit of this young woman but I know I will. I can’t wait til it’s done. I just hope she will happy with it x

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