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the well-dressed, well-coifed bulgarian lady who occasionally cheated

Listen as you watch: When I started this picture earlier this evening, I was stuck. I knew I wanted to put something on this woman’s head, I just wasn’t sure what. A little ways in I posted my progress on Instagram. Minutes later, my friend Lubna Saif Abbas left a comment: I imagine her with a set of […]

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new painting|july 29 pm

Of course this is still a work in progress. I have an idea of what I want to do next but I must be patient and wait for it to dry completely.

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Eve Shreds the Note|From Nothing to an Angry Bride

This is a video I made with my son, Khaled, from footage I had taken of myself painting Eve Shreds the Note. Actually, he did most of the work; I just sat there trying to be helpful but ended up hindering his efforts to get on with it. Music by (in order): Elbow/The Birds, Aimee […]

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Place, Scan, Compress, Place, Enlarge, Save & Do Over

It’s been four or five days since I last posted anything, the longest I’ve gone without an update. That’s because I’ve been working on this project that has driven me loony over the past few days and I’m still not done. I just thought I’d touch base with you and give you an insight of […]

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Under My Ophelia

My daughter’s question prompted me to search my photos of Ophelia in progress. I was shocked at the pictures I found, and flooded by a deluge of memories and emotions ranging from sadness to whimsy. The photos have made me realize how ephemeral my works, in their varioius stages, can be and why it is […]

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