Monday, December 17, 2007

Snow Storm in Machias

This is an acrylic painting! I wanted to depict the feel of the snow storm that hit us over the weekend. Nature at it's best! Angry, scary, and magnificent at the same time! I tried to convey the feeling of cold and emptiness, where details get lost and found. At the same time, I wanted to be colorful, so I threw some pinks and greens into the sky, which may not be evident in this low quality photo.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Looking Outside

Still, to me, the human figure is the hardest. I am still a little rigid. But, practice makes perfect!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The bread maker

This a lady making some bread. A very simple stove made of a metal top, rocks, and heated by twigs! The bread is very thin and tasty. I used to wait impatiently while my aunt made them. It's best fresh off the stove!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Where the Blueberry Barrens meet the Sky!

Morning after the storm. I headed in search of a painting spot. I arrived at the blueberry barrems in Jonesboro/Columbia!? The fields stretched around on the top where there was nothing but the sky and the wind! I tried to set up my easel but the wind threw it several times on the dry rocks. The wind was very chilly. I almost went back home to enjoy the warm shelter, but I was determined! I sat in my car, put the paper block in my lap and painted. My clothes were all stained with the color, and it was definitely a struggle. But at the end, I felt satisfied.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Portraits: Amira/ Model

These are portraits in watercolor. I am trying not to limit myself to lines and edges. I wonder if I'm doing a good job or not. It's just having fun with colors.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

October trees 2


I have been passing through a dull period as far as painting. I am trying to experiment and practice, but that doesn't give me the satisfaction of a good watercolor painting. This is a pastel experiment from a memory image of the Machias river.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October Trees

This is actually a very small piece. Only 6X8 inches. But I wanted to express the autumn colors, and I think it looks nice.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Istanbul Rooftops

This is from a picture I took when I went to Istanbul. I hope I didn't make it too busy!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007


This is one of the sketches I did today. What a great day it was! Sunny and bright!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I have been painting very quickly sometimes without having the time to study and plan. I did this study sketch last night in preparation for my new painting. Studies are very important. You look at a picture and say, how can I make this busy subject a simple and expressive painting? The answer is: you sketch it, and experiment before you paint. I hope the final painting would be a masterpiece!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Conference Attendant 2

This is a 10x14 watercolor skerch I did in 20 minutes!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Low Tide/ Fog

This was a very dull picture that I took during the fog..I wanted to add a summer feeling to it, so I used warm instead of cool colors. I used a pen to draw the ships.

Blue Hill Fair

This is done from a few pictures I took at Blue Hill Fair last year. I tried to convey the strong sunlight, the happy mood, the very colorful atmosphere, and I think I did a good job! I put a lot of details, but I kept them blurred so I can keep the focus on the main elements of this composition. The viewer's eye will go directly to the big tent, then go down to the girls in the front, and then move all around the picture..........

Friday, September 21, 2007

Paint Eastport Day 2006

I was very surprised today when I got this picture. Every year, the artists around here go and paint Eastport, then they auction their paintings for sale. Unfortunately that day, I did not take any pictures, not even of the painting that I did. So, this is the only memory I have from that day. A tourist from North Carolina took this picture last year, and I guess she enjoyed the auction, so she came again this year, and gave them this picture.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I did this yesterday. It was a very nice and sunny day. There were these dry hay grass shapes or whatever you call them, and they had a nice contrast against the bright greens. I tried to convey a sense of a calm happiness, but I was disappointed with the greens. I am not sure about how I feel about this. But at least, I am still painting....

Friday, September 14, 2007

South Beach

I fixed the South Beach Painting, or should I say ruined it?!! I don't know...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Conference Attendant

I did a few sketches at the conference I went to. This painting is a result of one of them.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

New Paintings

One of them is an experiment in abstraction. I guess you can interpret it the way you want.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I guess it is. A lady gave me a picture to paint last year, and I finally did it. I have mixed feelings about it... I like the blues!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


This is Mido my beagle. I did it on hot pressed(smooth) paper..The colors were very slippery and difficult to handle, but my aim was more to capture his character rather than do a perfect painting. Afterall, I am an impressionist, not a realist!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Still Life

This is a remake of the one I posted in December.

New England Farm House

I sketched this in Jonesport because I didn't have my camera. I only sketched the house, and it was in the middle of town, so I created a complementary background! The quality of the photo is hazy because I used the flash!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

South Beach

My first intention was to put the people on the beach. But the colors look so pure I am afraid to touch it!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Quoddy Park Cliffs 2

This is done on hot pressed paper. The colors were very slippery! Any way, it is a different interpretation.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Cliffs at Quody State Park

I went on a hike last year in Lubec. These cliffs were magnificent. They were so high that I couldn't fit them in a picture, no matter how close I got to the edge. Ofcourse this made someone scared, but finally I was able to get the picture. I tried to be colorful with my paints because that day was really cloudy!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lobster Dinner/ Acrylics

Another Acrylic painting done with a knife this time.


I haven't painted for a while. I feel really dry. I tried to do some acrylics. I have mixed feelings about it! It does look simple, but I used 3 photographs I took last summer. The clouds were actually facing the other way. I tried to create a composition that leads the eye through the painting. You look at the boat, then the floats lead you to the light house, which then leads you through the clouds, all in a zig-zag or Z pattern. I also tried to repeat the same colors throughout, like the rosy reds in the clouds and the water, and the blues in the water and the sky!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007


This is a painting for my friend Scott. This was done from a card he gave me. It is one of my experimentations in acrylics. It is different to stop thinking in watercolor, but it doesn't look too bad....

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Low Tide 2

This is done from the same sketch I did before. However, I was driving back from work, and the color of the sea was very dark because of the wind. Some parts of the landscape were dark because of the moving clouds. I retained the feel of that in my memory, and tried to convey it in this painting...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My Art Show

My art show started last Saturday. I had a good turn up. A lot of people came and enjoyed a night of good food and wine. I was very happy to receive a lot of admiring comments. This made me feel happy and appreciated.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Low Tide in Machiasport

I was driving by and I noticed the low tide and the blue sky. I didn't have my camera with me, so I sketched with my pen on a piece of paper. I registered all the colors in my memory and with a few notes on the sketch. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

A portrait of The Artist as a child

I painted this from a picture when I was a child! Life was simple then. Just a few bright flowers meant the world to me! I know it looks a bit crazy. But I did not sketch it or use any pencil lines. All was done with the brush and colors! I wanted to be free, expressive, and careless. No boundaries and No rules!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Small Paintings

I did those yesterday for the gallery. Not really something to be proud of, but they would sell for cheap as a small Maine memory!