30 in 30: Day 10 Original Falcon Painting

original falcon painting on canvas by amira rahim
“Falcon Mini No. 1″ 12×16” acrylic on canvas, Available

Hey, y’all! Day 10 is the first of my falcon mini paintings. This guy was fun to paint. I love the claws and stance. It was different from my first falcon painting and really love how it turned out.   Hope you guys are having a good week!

jumuah abstract painting by Amira Rahim

30 in 30: Day 9 Abstract Figurative Painting

jumuah abstract painting by Amira Rahim
“Jumuah (Friday Prayer)”
16×16″ acrylic on canvas, SOLD

Hey guys! Hope you had a great weekend. It’s Sunday, which means back to work here in the Gulf. Friday was so much fun for me. I really took a day off which I don’t usually do. I went to Jumuah prayer at a mosque in town, and then afterwards had lunch at Wafi Gourmet. The views of the Corniche and the weather was just magnificent. Afterward, I met with a good friend of mine who was hosting a friend of her own in town.

We did A LOT in a short amount of time, including visiting the Reflected Light exhibition on Manarat Al Saadiyat, drinking 24-karat gold cappuccinos at Emirates Palace, and a Moroccan bath! Have you guys ever tried this before? Anyway, it was a truly relaxing day with lots of firsts. I would love for all my future Fridays to be this breezy! Let’s see if I can keep this up.

About the painting: It is abstract in nature, but you can make out elements of architecture, mosques and city in the foreground. The veiled women in abaya are added as a compositional element and complete the story. Reminiscent of Abu Dhabi life. To purchase, visit here.

Thanks for viewing!

30 in 30: Day 8 Abstract Portrait Painting

 

"Not a Self Portrait" 12x12" on canvas panel
“Not a Self Portrait”
12×12″ on canvas panel

This painting happened by accident. Essentially, all good paintings do. I was struggling with a portrait of a woman and after several wipes, just decided to ruin it. Completely express what I was feeling. Defeat, frustration, exhaustion. When I finished, I realized I painted myself, in some roundabout way because by the end of it all, I captured exactly what I was feeling. If that’s not art, I don’t know what is haha

Here’s to pressing on, right?

Good night xx

Pink Pagoda Feature!

So, I was recently featured on The Pink Pagoda blog and you should check it out. Pretty awesome!

Some of my favorite paintings are featured, including:

"Summer in Dubai" Mixed Media on A2 paper
“Summer in Dubai”
Mixed Media on A2 paper Available 

 

“Baby” Acrylic on 12×16 paper Available
“Souk No. 5” Acrylic on A2 paper Available

 

Thank you Jennifer for the great post. Please check out more design and art over at The Pink Pagoda.

 

 

 

Happy Ramadan! + “Desert Sky” Painting

It’s that time of the year again! Ramadan is upon us and observant Muslims are fasting all over the world. I spent the last few days painting as much as I can, in time for my summer sale. I decided to paint some more representational art as I close out the month.

I’ve been interested in exploring palm trees and beach umbrellas, but just briefly. My real passion right now continues to be abstract art, and I have to make time for myself to create it without being distracted with my cute camels and such!

Below is one of the last paintings I completed and features a vibrant abstract sky with a desert theme. Of course, inspired by my time in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I will be posting more of my art to come!

P.S. I’ve been contemplating doing a 100 abstract paintings in 100 days challenge. I just have so much I want to experiment with, new materials, new color schemes, and new techniques. Wonder how it would go!

"Desert Sky" 40cm x 40cm Acrylic on canvas Available at www.amirarahim.com
“Desert Sky”
40cm x 40cm
Acrylic on canvas
Available at www.amirarahim.com