The Storm Will Pass

The Storm Will Pass
The Storm Will Pass

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Summer Sun III

You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.”
―  Tom Hiddleston

Summer Sun III
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Summer Sun II

I'm afraid it just doesn't follow that if you paint something well once you can do it again!!!  This one took me most of the day to get near to being happy with it. 
Summer Sun III
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Friday, 28 June 2013

Summer Sun

These bright big flowers are always such a welcome sight over the summer months.
Summer Sun
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Roses of Yesterday


“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”
―   L.M Montgomery, Anne of the Island.
 
I've been so busy the last few days that 

Roses of Yesterday
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD
 
 I've left it till the last moment to paint these roses, they are not at their best but still smell so sweet.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Indian Onion

It doesn't matter what artists paint, you can be rest assured that they lay their heart and soul in every brush stroke.

Here's a song I have loved for a long time, I hope you enjoy it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu7AR0-FRro


Indian Onion
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Urban Oasis

Most cities and towns have parks and they are wonderful places to get away and breath air that is that little bitter fresher. Its been raining on and off for the past week and everything is so lush and green.
Urban Oasis
Oil on canvas board, 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Friday, 21 June 2013

Growth

Most local grocery stores are selling these onions that have been imported from India. They are much milder than the darker variety and the colours are just amazing. 
Growth
Oil on canvas 7"x5
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Levitation

Wanting to defy gravity is something that man has a deep fascination for. To be able to float without a care even if its for a short time and I guess painting does that for me. When I'm in the middle of a painting I am completely lost,  in that short time all worries and cares are left by the wayside.
A friend of mine who has supported me since I began painting urges me to put feeling into my work. This sunflower floating in the vase goes in someway towards that goal of conveying my feelings.
Levitation
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Pepper and Onions


Pepper and Onions
Oil on canvas board 5"x7"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
My friend invited me to a day out to St Albans which is an old market town that dates back to before the Romans. I've taken some interesting pictures I hope you will enjoy.


Watch Tower


Door on the side of watchtower says "Commit no Nuisance"
Just loved the look of this spiral staircase.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Rani in Costume

Well here it is ...my first attempt at painting a horse. I'm pleased with some bits and of course practice makes better.
Rani in Costume
Oil on canvas board 5"x7"
Available on DPW auction

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Rose Bud

I have the great privilege of receiving membership to Artists Network Bedfordshire recently and they are organising local exhibitions from September. I am very happy to be a part of these exhibitions ,not only for the opportunities to promote and sell my work but also to meet local artists.
I will have to get down to serious hard work to produce enough paintings for three exhibitions by September, but you know me, I am always up for a challenge!
I will keep you posted on my progress.

Another exciting thing happened.....yesterday I was on my way to post a painting and came across the most beautiful horse all dressed up for an Asian wedding. The owner was also in costume and was so kind to let me take some photos of them both. The owner was called John and the horse Rani which I think means queen. I've never painted a horse so that's another challenge for me. If anyone would like to use any of the horse

Rose Bud
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD
 
John and Rani
all the way from Birmingham for an Indian wedding
Beautiful Rani
 photos please feel free. Now I think I'll put a wet cloth over my head to calm down, the excitement is just too much ....lol  :  ))

Friday, 7 June 2013

May Blossoms

May Blossoms
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
I took this picture last month and I miss all those blossoms .

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Blue Sky in June

 I am definitely in love with painting outdoors!!
Blue Sky in June
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Sunday, 2 June 2013

A Gift

This lovely little bunch is a present from my daughter.
A Gift
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Wardown Park Boathouse

Guys, I finally plucked up courage and headed out to the park today. The weather was just perfect, it began cloudy but the sun came out and stayed for the afternoon. I painted for about three hours with plenty of interuptions from curious kids and their parents. A lovely pensioner who shared memories of when the park actually had boats that were hired out onto the lake.

I did feel quite daunted to start with but kept going and pretty soon I was lost in the whole process. I managed to keep detail to a minimum and for a first attempt plein air I think it was a very positive experience.

My first plein air painting

Wardown Park Boathouse
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com