Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade

Monday, 27 May 2013

Fishing Boats on the Beach After Vincent Van Gogh

This is my entry for this months Painting from the Masters challenge run by Karen D'Angeac Mihm to paint Van Gogh's Fishing Boats on the Beach.
It was fun to do and seeing through the eyes of a master is a great way to learn.
Fishing Boats on the Beach After Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on wrapped canvas 5"x7"
NFS

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pink Rose

This is from a photo I took the last time I painted these roses . I have such a huge collection of photos now so I am never stuck for inspiration or subject. I am still waiting for my outdoor easel, it should arrive sometime next week. If  anyone has any tips on painting outdoors I would much appreciate them.

Pink Rose
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD
 


Friday, 24 May 2013

Tea and a Strawberry

Its wet,
Teacup and a Strawberry
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
windy and glorious, how better to spend a rainy afternoon than painting a teacup and a strawberry!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Fruit and Flower II

Fruit and Flower II
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

One of my new years resolutions was to paint outdoors. I can't believe its the third week in May and I still haven't attempted it. So today I got the ball rolling and bought myself an outdoor easel and painting transporter combined. I always try to justify any money I spend on myself, I think thats a woman thing!! We always put ourselves last on the list. Anyway this was an essential buy and I can't wait for the delivery. Then I really will have no excuse and hopefully I can embark on the next step of this fantastic journey.  :  )

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Faith


Faith
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
 Every brush mark that an artist places on the canvas is an act of faith.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Purple Tulips in Glass Vase

I was fortunate to find this poem, its definitely a keeper!!
Purple Tulips in Glass Vase
SOLD

  Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them


        

Friday, 17 May 2013

Pink Geraniums

I painted this from a photo I took last year at a friends house,  I really do take my camera everywhere.
Pink Geraniums
Oil on canvas board, 6"x6"
SOLD

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Golden Years

This apple has been sitting on my painting table for a while now and the colour has deepened to this gold colour. The colour made me think of this song by David Bowie. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pSw6Dz3-8E&list=RD026IJsAuUgSgc


Golden Years
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Spring Chicken

Much as I love painting flowers I felt a change was needed.
Spring Chicken
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Lewsey Road Blossoms

This road is  about ten minutes drive from us and there is a whole parade of  these gorgeous trees ,they're like cheerleeders with  pom-poms!
Lewsey Road Blossoms
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Fringe Benefits

My hobby of arranging flowers for weddings doesn't pay enormously well, but the fringe benefits are I sometimes get my centrepieces back, with flowers intact. At the moment I have a bucket  full of roses and chrysanthemums ,they are so beautiful I could eat them.

Fringe Benefits
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD


Wedding Flowers

Friday, 10 May 2013

Expression of Love

Expression of Love
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” ~Marc Chagall

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Inspiration

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Quote by Vincent Van Gogh.


I think I would do better to write this quote somewhere prominant as a reminder.
Inspiration
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available please contact me on
azraiqba2000@hotmail.com

Monday, 6 May 2013

Story of a Lily

There are great treasures to be found in charity shops and it feels good to help a good cause as well. I bought a pair of these small vases for a couple of pounds and hope to use them many times over.

I don't think I will ever tire of watching lilies open up and marvel at each stage of their awakening.




Story of a Lily
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
Story of a Lily II
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
Story of a Lily III
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azrziqbal2000@hotmail.com

Sunday, 5 May 2013

While the Sun Shines III

I've had these lilac roses for ten days and they are still going strong so I will continue painting them or "make hay while the sun shines" Lol.
While the Sun Shines III
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Saturday, 4 May 2013

While the Sun shines II

Today the weather has been magnificent!!  Still very fresh, blossoms everywhere and the promise of rain....bliss


While the Sun Shines II
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD



Luton  4/05/2013

Thursday, 2 May 2013

While the Sun Shines

On the whole I think I am pleased with this one, not too much fussing and expressive.
While The Sun Shines
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Lilac Rose in Purple Tinted Vase

Lilac Rose in Purple Tinted Vase
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
Imagine my delight when my next flower order was for lilac roses and white chrysanthemums !!
Wedding table Centrepiece