Tuesday, 7 January 2014

perseverance 16" x 20"


oils on canvas
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Another boot portrait... I have done several of these and I really don't know what it is about boots that continuously attracts me. Definitely a portrait rather than a still life.

the long walk 16" x 20"

oils on canvas
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Another recently completed painting. I really have been working away like the shoemaker who has lost her elves, things move a little slower at times :)

Monday, 6 January 2014

The big guy 16" x 20"




















oils on canvas 16" x 20"
SOLD

a commission... the new owners are happy i believe.

wishing fellow bloggers and followers a great 2014 :) r.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

the last time 12" x 16"



oils on canvas
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i have been working on this between other things.... and i am glad i only worked on it in the zone....

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

aurora IV 9" x 12"




oils on canvas

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aurora III 9" x 12"



oils on canvas

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aurora II 9" x 12"



oils on canvas

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aurora I 9" x 12"



oils on canvas

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

the sailor 16" x 20"


oils on canvas

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minimum bid $150 (plus postage)

i have been painting and drawing continuously but most of my works have been rather like preparation towards something else...

Thursday, 22 November 2012

still going strong 16" x 12"


oils on canvas

SOLD

i usually use my own compositions and set things up for my paintings but this is based on a set up I saw in a DVD recently. I don't know how the artist painted these.... this is my interpretation.... a portrait of walking boots.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

i've done that.... 16" x 20"

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Friday, 24 August 2012

the green skirt 19" x 19"




oils on canvas
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Monday, 13 August 2012

unsaid 16" x 20"

oils on canvas FOR SALE if interested please send your bid to rahinaqh@gmail.com the expression says it all i guess... with the hands on the table slightly clutched and anxious yet able... the smell of paint and linseed and turps and a brush in your hand... that is a good feeling :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

lazy sunday afternoon in NY 20" x 15"

oils on canvas FOR SALE if interested please send your bid to rahinaqh@gmail.com It has been a long time since i worked on this painting. it is now ready for inspection....

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

study of dreams xiv 8" x 10"

oils on canvas FOR SALE if interested please send your bid to rahinaqh@gmail.com It has been a long long time since i posted: the reasons are too many and mostly whiffledust in the larger scheme of things... here is my offering... wishing those of you who still stumble upon my blog an uninjured exist ;)

Friday, 23 March 2012

study of dreams xiii 18" x 22"




oils on canvas

SOLD

I have not posted for some time but i have been painting continuously...
This painting was a commission and was well-received by the new owners. whew!
Now back to the easel and deal with the three or so other paintings which seem never to finish;)

Sunday, 15 January 2012

study of dreams 2/xii 15" x 20"

removed for rethinking

oils on canvas
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a heatwave in Brooklyn
lunch....
the scene is set
won't you sit down?

Saturday, 31 December 2011

2012



thank you everyone for giving me so much support throughout 2011: whether it was to visit and/or leave a comment or buy one of my paintings, i appreciate it so much.
i photographed this seagull yesterday and used this image as the painting i have been working on is still not cooperating;)
warmest wishes, rahina

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

study of dreams 2/xi 9" x 12.5"



oils on canvas
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there is a sadness about this face and i was intrigued how it became visible in different muscles on the face.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

study of dreams 2/ x 9" x 7.5"



oils on canvas
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all bids considered:)

a small study that i have been working on over the past few days. rather tongue in cheek in every sense...

Friday, 9 December 2011

study of dreams 2/ ix 17" x 13"



oils on canvas
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a small shop, full of the most unique handmade waistcoats, goatskin handbags as soft as soft can be, hats that seemed to have come from a century ago in enticing colours, bits of this and bits of that and gentle music ....and it was all because of her vision.... and down a narrow winding staircase, in the basement, she showed me her workshop, a low ceiling held up by beams hundreds of years old, a tiny Vemeer window, and silks, cottons and tweeds that could have been brought from travels around the world and stored in this Aladdin's cave.... and all this on a street near Micklegate in the old town of York, England.



for sale, 6" x 7" approx.

just a quick little study of a rugged face that caught my attention

Monday, 5 December 2011

study of dreams 2/viii 16" x 20"



oils on canvas
SOLD

it started snowing today... which should make this Wyoming cowboy feel right at home.
i have been working on this for over three weeks as well as another painting which is still not finished...
things seem to be happening to my way of seeing so i am taking a lot longer to complete each painting.
when is a painting done? i look at the number of paintings i produced in previous years and i promise you, i probably spend more hours at the easel now than i did in the past (average of 8 hours or more per day). i wonder where i am going with this new metamorphosis in sight...

Friday, 18 November 2011

study of dreams 2/vii 11" x 13"



oils on canvas
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this is the previous painting that i posted over a month ago, now as complete as i can go with it. i have been working on this as well as another painting continuously starting early, finishing late... content;)

the colours in the painting are of a simple palette: such a palette allows me an uncluttered skin canvas on which to develop the theme of the face and the direction i want to take your gaze and then question who is watching who.... for me the older face is as beautiful to paint as autumn must be for a landscape painter...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

underpainting



every now and then i have to go away for about a month at a time and the time has come to leave my easel for that period of time again. as i organised and packed i couldn't stay away from starting an underpainting... while doing this i managed to get the car washed, pruned a tree, planted some flowers for spring, cooked, cleaned and organised my books etc and yes, i still have a bag to pack!! so why start an underpainting? if you are familiar with the story of the elves and the shoemaker then i guess that is the only analogy i can find... when i get back, this painting will be waiting to be further developed as an underpainting as it is still incomplete at this stage.... and may be at the back of my mind i'm thinking some elves will come and finish it for me;)

Monday, 10 October 2011

study of dreams series 2/vi 12" x 16"




oils on canvas

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I recently watched a video by Scott Waddell and used his model (i mean the actual person frozen on computer screen) and his palette to paint this portrait. it was interesting to compare my choices with his ... an excellent learning experience. it was quite a challenge to work deprived of colours that i am instinctively drawn to but it makes one more creative to use what they have. Scott starts with a pencil sketch of the subject and then transfers that to canvas and outlines it with raw umber. he then works like an ant over the surface of the face moulding it with the paint.

my process is rather different: i start with my brush and raw umber diluted with a mix of turps and linseed and feel my way around the face... several hours and even a day later i am still fiddling around with the underpainting. then i move in with the other colours, developing form and sometimes i make major changes to my underpainting as i really get to know the face. i take short breaks as i become quite blind to the larger picture

perhaps this painting would not have been done if a portrait i had been working on for over two weeks had not been destroyed;)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Keith Proctor and Jack in Glasgow



i met Keith Proctor, his son Jack and his wife Debbie today at the exhibition of his paintings at Castle Galleries in Glasgow. It was great to see his paintings up close: the 'Jack' paintings are so much more full of energy in reality! Keith is a brilliant artist with a great eye for composition and play of light. and what i particularly liked about Mr Proctor was his generosity, humility and openness. Jack of course took the limelight: what we see in the painting, a child unpretentious and in his own world is what you see in reality.... this was a pleasure to see.

his paintings are well worth investing in: i watched two paintings (a print and an original) fly off the walls half an hour of each other! Check out his blog and see for yourselves: http://keithproctor.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

L.A. Ring a Danish artist







i wanted to share some of these images of the work of artist L.A. Ring. I was recently sent a book from Norway (my sister and my beautiful nephews are always on the look out for books to help me improve;) with the work of Harald Sohlberg (a wonderful Norwegian artist) and Ring. I fell in love with Sohlberg's work when I visited Oslo earlier this year and to discover Ring's work is a delight. I photographed these images from my book as there are so few online... the man at the doorway is my favourite.. i use that as my desktop image;)

Thursday, 15 September 2011

study of dreams series 2/v 10" x 14"



oils on canvas
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it's grown to this... worth knowing what my fellow artists think if you have time

listened to Chuck Close being interviewed by his biographer Christopher Finch. it is a wonderful enabling dialogue from Chuck and his perspective on art: honest, sincere and unpretentious... personally it gave me belief in being myself rather than trying to be Velezquez;)

if you have an hour and a half to spare or while you paint, go to this website and hope you see what i mean:

http://www.artbabble.org/video/aic/chuck-close-conversation-christopher-finch

Friday, 9 September 2011

study of dreams series 2/iv 10" x 14"




oils on canvas

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apologises for posting this and then not posting it again for a few days.... a family crisis took up all my time. though i am still occupied with that, there is nothing better than the smell of linseed oil to repair one's focus;)
this painting has elements of where i am trying to get to....a direction! ok, a window;) the window is small and i had not noticed it before as being a useful light source.
if i were to name this i'd call it 'Velezquez's window' and hope to do more in this series if i don't get distracted by shoes etc.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

study of dreams series 2/iii 12" x 16"


oils on canvas

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a painting based on a sculpture in the Glasgow Art Gallery... she seemed oblivious of her frozen beauty. i guess art of art is okay since all we paint has already been sculpted by nature or people.