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New Monday|In the Nick of Time

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.

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seven and a half minute face

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 […]

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New Painting|Untitled Yet

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 […]

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An Experimental Video I Did Eons Ago

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.

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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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Ghadah|Complete & Abridged

I posted this earlier but I’m lucky for having very honest friends who said the previous slideshow was kinda long and boring.

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A New Painting|May 1 PM

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.

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A New Painting|April 25 PM

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.

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Proof That I’m Still Working On Fairuz

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.

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Fairuz & Me|Fooling Around on March 11 AM

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 […]

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Fairuz & Me|Making Amends On March 9 AM

A few days ago I had a little accident with Fairuz. I tried as much as I could to fix it without completely erasing the remnants of that serendipitous incident.

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Fairuz & Me|All Out War on March 7 AM

DAMN DAMN DAMN. I could just punch her right now. Well, it’s my fault really. Physics? In any account, it’s not her fault. But I can see that this may be a serendipitous moment. Oomph I can just scream.

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