Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Left and Right

Left Hand Strawberry
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD
Right Hand Strawberry
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD
This weeks DPW challenge is the non-dominant challenge by Christine Holzschuh.I painted strawberries one with my usual left hand and one with my right.This challenge was a real eye opener and I recommend everyone try this out.Its funny that I strive so hard to loosen up my brushwork and with my right it came naturally!!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Piette's House at Montfoucault,Snow Effect (After Camille Pissarro)

Piette's House at Monfoucault,Snow Effect (After Camille Pissarro)

I looked at a picture of this painting , I loved it and I also thought it would be easy.How wrong could I be !!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fruitful

SOLD
It has been a fruitful day.I recieved a call from the Wardown Park Museum telling me that one of my paintings had been sold and could I go and pick up the cheque!!

Fruitful
Oil on canvas board  6"x6"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
This one is a combination of brush and palette knife .

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

Going Home in the Snow

Going Home in the Snow
Oil on canvas board,8"x8"
SOLD
This guy looked like he was on his way home.The red jacket stood out like a beacon in the snow.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

Red Car in the Snow II

Red Car in the Snow II
Oil canvas board,8"x8"
SOLD
Its funny how when you concentrate on one colour and suddenly you see it everywhere.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Lady With a Parasol ( After Claude Monet)

Lady with a Parasol (after Claude Monet)
Oil canvas board,4"x4"
NFS
Its funny how at the beginning of the year motivation is high and before January is over most of the resolutions fall by the wayside. I set myself two goals ...one was to draw the town I live in and the second was to copy famous paintings.I want to renew my resolve to do both things starting with this little 4"x4" of Monet's Lady with a Parosol.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Nightlights

Nighlights
Oil on Daler-Rowney oil painting paper
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
I know its a bit late for the "Make it Move" challenge on DPW ,but I've had this idea for a week and I only just painted it.I took a photo of a moving car at night and this is my attempt.






Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Purple Tulips

Everything seems to come earlier and earlier.Christmas comes to the stores months before.As soon as the festivities are over holiday adverts are  everywhere.Spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils are already on sale.Every season has its delights but we don't have to wait anymore.

Purple Tulips
SOLD

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Red Car in the Snow

Red Car in the Snow
Oil on Canvas Board,8"x8"
SOLD





Having a painterly style is my ultimate goal ,hopefully this year I will achieve that goal,oh, and of course to make a living from my paintings.

Monday, 14 January 2013

We have Snow!!

Snow is beautiful when it first falls .

I've been feeling a little lost at the moment,in need of inspiration.What I do in these times is declutter and clear out space.I've managed to fill about ten bags for charity and about the same of rubbish.I got together all my magazines and gave them to our local doctors surgery.

Many of the art books I've accumulated over the years have gone to charity.I've kept all my books on Van Gogh,Mary Cassatt,Jack Vettriano,Turner,to name but a few.Deciding whether to keep something or give it away underlines what is still important and stuff that you have outgrown.

I think I'm ready to paint tomorrow starting with these two photos.If anyone would like to paint them also, please feel free to use these photos.

A huge thankyou to everyone for commenting on my work,I always appreciate each and every one.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Roses and an Apple

I've been trying out different supports and sizes.
Roses and an Apple
Oil on Daler -Rowney Oil Painting Paper
5.5"x7"
Available,please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
This was painted on paper that is specially designed for oils.I must say I loved the surface,it was much smoother than canvas,the brush fair glided over the surface!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Something Small

Something Small
Oil on canvas board,4"x4"
SOLD
I bought some 4"x4" canvas boards and this is my first painting.I used both brush and palette knife.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Letting Go in Watercolours

Watercolours ,I think are the hardest meduim,but so much fun!

Letting Go in Watercolours
6"x6"
SOLD

This was painted to another of my all time favourites,this music takes me to another world !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dywBa-rlqw




Monday, 7 January 2013

Letting Go

Letting go of control is probably the hardest thing for an artist.
As individuals we all have to maintain control of our lives in so many ways,especially if you have a family to bring up.
Letting Go
Oil on canvas board,8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
So when it comes to letting go of the brush to move around the canvas with freedom its hard but infinitely satisfying when on rare occassions I do manage it.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013