Daisies and Ladybird

Daisies and Ladybird
Daisies and Ladybird

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Plums 'n' Pansies

I bought these English plums especially to paint together with pansies from my garden. Pansies are the most hardiest, deceptively delicate looking flowers and I love them. They remind me of my mum, she is tiny but very tough and is my absolute hero.
Plums 'n' Pansies
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Winter at The Lake and A Little Strawberry Painting

I can't believe its been over a week since I posted last!!
I hope all of you have been enjoying this long hot summer. Personally I love rain and cool weather, especially how the landscape looks so lush, sparkling and green after a downpour.
After a week of extra work I've finally found time to paint. Yehhhh!!
On a particularly hot day I looked through my winter photos and painted this scene. The second painting is a simple sweet English strawberry.
Winter at The Lake
Oil on canvas board
SOLD


 
A Little Strawberry Painting
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Glad To Be......

I fell in love with these gladioli, especially since they were on sale... £1.69 for six stems. The reds in these flowers are so beautiful and trying to do them justice was not easy but I enjoyed the process.
Glad To Be...
Oil on oil paper 8"x5"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Thursday, 15 August 2013

White Roses in Green Jug

I am seriously beginning to panic about the three exhibitions that are coming up next month!! I have been so busy with my other jobs that painting has taken a back seat. The next two weeks are all I have to get some serious painting done. Less if you consider drying time, although if I really get pushed I might paint some in acrylics.

White Roses in Green Jug
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Grace

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” - Denis Waitley
Grace
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Very Dangerous Beach After Jack Vettriano


 
This is my entry for Karen D' Angeac Mihm's  blog Painting from the Masters.
Karen very kindly gave me the choice this month and I chose a painting by one of my favourite inspirational artists Jack Vettriano. This a cropped version of the original. Our cat Toni loves acrylic paints and cannot leave me alone when I use them, she nearly always ends up with paint on her nose or tail.
Toni with a green dot on her nose.
This is a photo

The weather has been amazing the last week, we've had rain, sunshine and even a few rainbows. I hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are.

A Very Dangerous Beach After Jack Vettriano
Acrylic on watercolour paper 13"x9"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Daisies and Apricots

I painted this last month but forgot to post and I've been so busy painting some large canvases  in acrylics for a fundraiser that oil painting will have to wait for a few more days.
This daisy painting has sold to a very nice collector in America.
Apricots and Daisies
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD

Friday, 2 August 2013

Nectarines in Green Dish

Nectarines in Green Dish
Oil on canvas board 5"x7"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.”
~Mother Teresa