“Grand Mosque in Color” : Inspiration and Process

This piece was really fun to create. Since I was child, I always loved to paint houses. And today, even as an abstract artist, I still enjoy doing architectural renderings from time to time. So, the majestic domes of classic Islamic architecture is no exception. I decided to paint the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque but in a colorful, abstract style, true to my own vision as an artist.

I used high-quality acrylic inks which dried much faster than watercolors and allowed me to apply multiple layers in a short amount of time.10325700_327392974081516_6262890612823878734_n

 

Since I’m a rather impatient painter, this is one technique that I love! I used the straw method, which involves blowing the inks at the bottom to push it into this cool, splattered effect, and achieved the energetic look I was going for.

To my delight, the original sold within minutes of me posting it online. But, I am happy to now offer fine art prints of this painting in my online shop, and in my Etsy store. I think it would make a great gift for Eid!

"Grand Mosque in Color" Ink on Paper Prints Now Available
“Grand Mosque in Color”
Ink on Paper
Prints Now Available

New Art: More Abstract Paintings in the Etsy Shop!

In the Rain
“In the Rain” Acrylic on A2 paper On sale in my Etsy shop
Spain 2
“South of Spain” Mixed media on A2 paper Available in my Etsy shop
Lovers in Spain
“Lovers in Spain” Mixed media on A2 paper Available in my Etsy shop

I haven’t been painting as much as I would have liked because Ramadan has rightfully slowed me down. I painted these pieces over the course of a few weeks prior and finally had the energy to photograph and list them in my Etsy shop.

I’d like to attribute this burst of energy to our recent change of diet and adoption of the Paleo lifestyle. By cutting out grains and wheat, and lots of processed sugar, I have to say, I feel a lot lighter on my feet, clear-headed, and more energetic. Will be posting some of my favorite recipes soon!

And Eid is just a few days away! Can’t wait for my presents ❤