Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Syrian

It is strange how artists go through dull period, but then bounce back as if they just painted yesterday..I bought this new easel so I could try bigger oil paintings at some point...However, I saw some photos online and I got inspired about painting people and traditions that I grew up with as a child..These traditions are fading away in the face of Globalization... Clothes are being substituted for Jeans and T-shirts, and food for McDonald!! I did this painting vertically on my new easel. Painting vertically is exciting but very difficult and challenging!!..I liked how the paint dribbles down...I tried to convey a picture in the most simple and free way...The trick is not to overwork it..I like it... Original Photo:

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Sketch

I did this quick sketch on hot pressed paper, painting on a vertical easel: Extremely dangerous, not for the faint hearted..I had some drips that I tried to wipe, but alas..The hand behind the back looks awkward, but I felt that the sketch was crying for me to stop, so I did..It was fun, and a nice welcome back to the artist in me!!! This is the link for the original photo: