Sunday, December 31, 2017

Snow Day

Wishing everyone a Happy (and Safe) New Year.
Oil on board

Cheers all.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A donkey for Reem

My sister-in-law, Reem, declared she wanted a donkey and lamented that she couldn't paint a donkey for herself so I painted one for her. An Egyptian one. Just like the ones she saw in Egypt when she was little. A little happiness in the form of paint and canvas. Happy Thanksgiving or just a happy day.
Oil on canvas
And on a side note, I'm so unhappy that Drawing Magazine has decided not publish anymore. I found so many, many interesting pencil pushers there. Whah!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Another RR track

Here's an update of how it looks framed. (I've found I LOVE framing!!)
Oil on canvas, landscape, 12x16"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


 My long time friend asked me to paint a portrait of her mother who passed when my friend was quite young. To say the very least, it was difficult working from a blown up image that was originally a 2 inch polaroid photo. Even the color of the photo was quite faded. I did a rough sketch to get the "gist" of her face and sent a snap of that to my friend so she could see my progress and tell my anything necessary that I was missing. The day I sent it was the anniversary of her mother's passing! I had goosebumps!
So, on to the rest of it. I scanned it onto my computer and enlarged it, then used calipers to make sure I had the correct proportions as I sketched it directly onto the canvas with charcoal. I sealed that, then started painting. My friend asked me to frame it as she said she had no idea what she would choose so I went real traditional with gold, heavy and quite lovely. I'm pleased with the end result and very glad I had the opportunity to make my friend happy.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Island Palm

Oil on canvas

I love warm weather.
Been very busy. Will post more soon. Smiley face.

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Friday, February 3, 2017


Oil on board
And also, my sister in law asked me to paint her portrait from a photo when she was a baby.
She said, "It was when I remember being healthy and happiest," (I'm paraphrasing here, but hopefully you gather the intent) 
I really enjoyed painting her baby fingers and feel quite blessed to be asked, especially considering she is an artist too!
Cheers all, and remember to stop to smell the flowers.
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