I have finally completed this painting. It’s taken over a year (well, I did stop for months and months, but still, it was there gnawing at me, simmering on the back burner). I’m very happy with not just the way it has turned out, but the fact that I can include it in Tuesday’s show.
And this is how I wreck my pens. I drew this yesterday to Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s all new age-y but I was in the mood. I must say that it was crazy trying to get a more or less finished face in seven minutes and a half. This was […]
To use the term of the decade, this video was a total fail (cross the bridge for the video, I changed things around a bit). But I thought I’d post it anyway because it’s kinda clutzy like me. And it actually has a few informative seconds if you filter out the mistakes, pauses and technical […]
This is a video I made in 2001 for an exhibition I had at the Dar Al-Funoon Gallery. I recommend that you view this with music playing. It’s a pretty long video with mistakes and glitches. Therefore, also recommended is doing something else at the same time. Enjoy the viewing and non-viewing.
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 […]
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
I don’t think it’ll be too long before I finish this one. And I still don’t have a name for it. I’ve been listening to a lot of Elbow while painting it. Maybe something from their songs although I don’t like to be too literal or derivative when naming my paintings.
I started a new painting today. A white canvas is always daunting and I HATE starting new paintings. But somehow with this one, especially because it came after Fairuz, I felt quite refreshed and liberated. I think I’m going to enjoy this lady.
I know it’s been a while since I posted anything on Fairuz. She has been giving me hell but I think we’re approaching completion. My paint-drenched fingers are crossed. So I’m hoping by the weekend we’ll be done. Hopefully before, it depends on how she behaves.
A few days ago I received a comment about the platform Fairuz is placed upon. I disagreed with what the person wrote even though initially I ultimately pictured her to be floating. I haven’t fully changed my mind but I’m tinkering with the idea of meeting the two ideas half-way, perhaps having her blend into […]