Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

L'Amour Dans La Niege II

L'Amour Dan La Niege II
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
NFS
He couldn't help admire her beauty ,she looked away overwhelmed by shyness or was she just being coy?

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mambo

Mambo
Oil on canvas board, 4"x4"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
These fascinating fruits look so delicate on the outside but their flavour is like a mambo on your tongue. : )

Monday, 25 February 2013

Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures
Oil on canvas board, 4"x4"
SOLD
Is'nt it wonderful...... fruit is not just to eat but to marvel at  and paint.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams
Oil on canvas board, 8"x8"
SOLD


I would love to know my dear artist friends, what are your hopes and dreams for your art ?

My hope is that I keep improving , my dream is to paint pictures that resonate with people and be able to earn a living as a fulltime  artist.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Simplicity

Simplicity
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD
The simplicity of  flowers in a recycled food jar is something that fascinates me time and time again.The pure joy I feel when I am painting is hard to describe.
 If only life in general was as simple.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Rolling Hills of Bedfordshire

Rolling Hills of Bedfordshire
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
I'm trying to limit my colour palette to create more harmony,this I think is a good start.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Small Apple

Small Apple
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
Apples are a godsend ,when you're stuck for inspiration,or just not feeling upto painting anything complicated.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Towards the Light II

A library of wisdom, is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth, of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge, must become a lover of books.

Towards the Light II
SOLD
Plato

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Roses and A Strawberry

Red Roses and a Strawberry
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
It looks like I'm I'll be busy with roses for a few more days since I have a nice bunch of them. : )

Friday, 15 February 2013

Lily Vase and Bouquet

Lily Vase and Bouquet
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
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It doesn't matter how many times I paint this vase or pitcher,I feel I can paint it again.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Serendipity

I've named this after one of my favourite films starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.I could watch this film over and over again,it just goes to show what a hopeless romantic I am .....despite what I wrote yesterday. : )

Serendipity
Oil on canvas board, 8"x8"
SOLD


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bilXFudh_is&feature=player_detailpage

This music is from the film Serendipity and its by David Gray.......
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Love's Token

Love's Token
Oil on canvas board, 6"x6"
SOLD
Its that time of year again!!! I must admit I am not a fan of Valentine's day.I grew up reading the most powerful love stories like Wuthering Heights and Onegin,but alas, is there such a thing as romance in real life???
 Of course, its the little things that matter in the end .

Monday, 11 February 2013

Towards the Light

Towards the Light
Oil on canvas board,8"x8"
SOLD

Moving towards light is a natural thing for plants,this one reminded me how I strive so hard to  be a better artist, it is such a joyful journey.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Mums and Plums

Mums and Plums
Oil on canvas,8"x8"
SOLD
I was feeling the colour purple today. So I searched around the house and found this delicately tinted purple glass vase,I already had some plums and these really cheerful looking chrysanthemums.The rest ,I wish I could say  was a piece of cake (although I have been indulging in some cake in between brushstrokes) but non the less I loved painting this.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Basket of Apples ( After Cezanne)

Karen d' Angeac Mihm has created a new blog  ...http://paintingfromthemasters.blogspot.co.uk/
I'm so happy about this blog because, much as I push myself to copy famous paintings i don't do it often enough and this is a perfect opportunity to take up the challenge every month...thankyou so much Karen!!
Artists can join in and paint the monthly challenge,for February Karen has chosen a painting from one of her favourite artists...Basket of Apples by Cezanne.
Basket of Apples ( after Cezanne)
Oil on oil painting paper.
6"x8.5"
I found this a real challenge but I did my best,although there are plenty of errors I feel I know Cezanne's process a little better.You can look at a painting but unless you copy it you don't really get the feel of how it was done.



Thursday, 7 February 2013

Breathing Room

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
Quote by John Updike.


Breathing Room
Oil on canvas board, 4"x4"
Available,please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
When I began to paint daily it was tough to maintain ,two years later it feels so different. When I pick up a brush or whatever tool I use it feels like I have been holding my breath and I can let go  and breath.


Thankyou so much guys for all your wonderful comments,I always appreciate them and love reading them.I was asked if I'm left handed...yes I am. : )

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Winter Sun

Winter Sun
Oil on canvas board  8"x8"
SOLD
This is Blundell Park ,a square little park tucked away inside rows of houses.Its a great place to go for a little fresh air and quiet time.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Daffs and Plums

Daffs and Plums
Oil on canvas,6"x6"
NFS
A bunch of daffodils are a pound in the local shops ,how could I resist  . : )

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Royal Mail in the Snow

Royal Mail in the Snow
Oil on canvas board
8"x8"
SOLD
This road is very familiar to me ,its a little hill and my friend lived there from when we were eight until her family moved away twelve years later.One day on our way to college I fell just next to that post box ,it had snowed and then iced over the night before.Its funny ,at that age it didn't even hurt .

We're still friends but living in different towns makes it a long distance friendship.Everytime I pass this road my heart feels a little pain ,I miss those times.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Empty Bench

The Empty Bench
Oil on canvas board
8"x8"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
I looked at this bench and felt a sense of zen like calm.There was a stillness in the air and unblemished snow.......

Friday, 1 February 2013