Daisies and Ladybird

Daisies and Ladybird
Daisies and Ladybird

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Pale Pink

I was seventeen when a friends mum gave me an outfit in this pale pink colour,the material was like a shimmery tulle and I loved it and I had some happy times in that outfit.I think its one of nicest things I have ever recieved.
Pale Pink
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
Available,please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
My artist friends,is there an outfit in your life that will always stand out  and why.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Swan

Swan
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
Available,please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
Yesterday was a bright,clear sunny day and just perfect for taking photos.I now have quite a few more to paint from which is always a good thing.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Persimmon Trio II

Persimmon Trio II
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
This fruit has such an interesting shape and the leaves are the challenge because their shape defines whether this looks like a persimmon or not.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tea and Fruit

Tea and Fruit
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
I have a set of cups that stack into each other and fit into a stand .They are all different colours and by far my favourites practically and aesthetically.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Life

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.”
Life
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
SOLD
William Faulkner

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Pears and a Plum

Pears and a Plum
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
Two very different textures,both quite hard to capture.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Roses and Lily vase

Pink Roses and  Lily Vase
Oil on canvas board.12"x10"
Available,please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
I try to walk past these roses without buying them but sometimes I fail!!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Cabbage II

Cabbage II
Oil on canvas board,10"x12"
SOLD
This was easier than I expected,I have been looking at this cabbage for three days before I picked up the courage to have a go.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Pomegranate

Pomegranate
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
Getting the seeds of these fruits has been a mission over the years until I saw a cookery programme where it was cut in have and tapped with a wooden spoon over a large bowl to catch the seeds.What a time saver!!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
Not everyone's favourite vegetable but sure was fun to paint.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Yellow and Orange

Yellow and Orange
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
SOLD

Both the vase and the roses were presents from friends and I could'nt be happier than recieving things I can paint! : )

Monday, 12 November 2012

Pear

Pear
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
SOLD
Painting means bliss,escape,joy and so many other positive emotions.Its been nearly two years since I started painting daily, blogging and having contact with all the wonderful artists has saved my sanity ,as these two years have also been very testing times.Just the act of picking up a brush and beginning a new painting creates a little oasis of forgetfulness where I can lose myself.
So,my artist friends,I would like to ask how long have you been painting and blogging and what has it meant for you?

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Flown the Coop

Flown the Coop
5"x7",oil on canvas board
SOLD
Our neighbours had family over from Ireland and she came round and bought this painting from me.She is a wonderful person,so full of life and warmth.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Pink Roses& Creamer

Pink Roses&Creamer
Oil on canvas board,7"x5
SOLD
A change from my usual style,I feel like scraping it and starting again!!! I wont though,maybe there is a charm about it???

Friday, 9 November 2012

Solitary Clementine


 



Solitary Clementine
Oil on canvas board,7"x5"
SOLD
“I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable”
Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Henny and Penny II

Things are slowly getting back to normality of sorts.Thankyou so much everyone for your thoughts and prayers,you guys are my lifeline in dark times.

Henny and Penny II
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
I was lucky enough to take some pictures of these chickens about three weeks ago.All being well I will be painting my way through them.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Henny and Penny

My thoughts and prayers go out to all that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.I will be donating a painting on DPW as soon as I am able.
You may have noticed a break in painting,there has been illness in the family.Thank God he is recovering well,but  it has left me completely drained and frightened of what the future will hold.It does look like we will have to give up our work as it is the main cause of stress.Being self-employed is very tough,there is no sick or holiday pay.With the recession we were just getting by anyway.
All things considered though so long as there is life and health there is always hope.
Henny and Penny
Oil on canvas board,5"x7"
SOLD
As I painted this today I felt some sort of normality return,it felt good.