New Paintings from the Studio

Hey guys,

Here are three of my latest paintings from the studio. They were all about loosening up and remembering the joy of painting. Painting for paint’s sake!

 

"Deep Blue" 16x20" canvas
“Deep Blue”
16×20″ canvas
"Heart of the Matter" 20x30" canvas
“Heart of the Matter”
20×30″ canvas
"Lily Pond" 7x9.5" canvas panel
“Lily Pond”
7×9.5″ canvas panel

I have them listed on both Etsy and my website. If you click the painting, it will take you directly to the link in my stores.

Have a colorful day! xx

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Room of the Day

 

Everything about this room speaks to me. So warm and cheery, and I love the exposed brick wall. The painting is perfect, and somehow the rug doesn’t clash with it. If anyone knows the designer for this room, please comment!

 

Source: Pinterest – New York Post

 

Summer Art Sale: 15% Off New Paintings!

"Brown Baby Camel"10x14 inches Acrylic on canvas
“Brown Baby Camel”  10×14 inches Acrylic on canvas
"Tropical Palms Yellow" 30cm x 30cm Acrylic on canvas
“Tropical Palms Yellow”
30cm x 30cm
Acrylic on canvas
"Beach Umbrellas 1" 30cm x 30cm Acrylic on canvas
“Beach Umbrellas 1”
30cm x 30cm
Acrylic on canvas

I wanted to ring in the month of Ramadan with some new colorful paintings in my collection. I am offering these pieces and many more for sale in my shop at 15% off. I also have my limited edition prints on sale as well so it’s a great deal! Coupon code: SUMMER is valid until July 15th.

Meanwhile, I’ve been honing in on my abstract work to make way for lots of big things this fall. Really excited for the present and the future!

 

Setting Intentions to Travel and Be Bigger

June is almost to a close. I’ve finished my last free art class for the month, managed to injure my back (all that upside down painting), and I’ve been catching up on some commissions.

These last few days though, I’ve been stuck in a rut. Moody pieces have emerged from my studio. Dark, not really cheery colors like my usual stuff but I’m ok with that.

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I’ve also been suddenly aware of the fact that I miss traveling. Yes, I know, I am an expat overseas. Abu Dhabi is far from what I would consider home. And yet, I can’t help but feeling like I need a change of scenery. I’ve quickly outgrown this desert island.

I traveled a lot in college. Brazil, England, Portugal, Turkey, France, just to name a few. I know that feeling you get when you step off the plane into a foreign land, somewhere you’ve never been before. It’s good for my soul, for my brain, and especially good for my creativity.

I’ve been painting pretty consistently these last few months, and happily selling my art to fortunate collectors here in Abu Dhabi and even abroad. But, lately, I feel the need to be bigger.

I want to paint bigger. I want to see bigger. I want to sell bigger. I want to be bigger. Maybe that means finding a gallery that’s excited to represent my work.

I think about this day and night now. It could mean I’m ready. Regardless, my eyes are now impatient with what’s in front of me. It’s not like I’m bored. I just feel that same thing stirring inside of me that rose a few years ago: this desire to see the world, relish in the ancient architecture of a land, speak Portuguese (or another language), and be so immersed in discovering new things that I forget myself and all of life’s current trials.

Looks like I’m going to have to work hard for this and hopefully manifest this into reality soon.

I hope in a few months, I will be sharing my travel experiences with you guys. I already contacted a good friend of mine in London for a reunion. We’re thinking Spain 🙂

 

Typical Weekend in AD

The weekend finally came after a long week of painting, art classes, and general life crap.

Started with dinner out at P. F. Changs.

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I love love love Asian food. Thai, Chinese, Japanese are my favorites in that order. So this was a happy start to the weekend.

Yesterday we went to go see Maleficent, which was hands down the greatest Disney movie ever.

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Angelina Jolie was absolutely stunning. Her performance, as always, blew me away. Love her movies and this one was a nice addition!

I spent the rest of the afternoon staring at the art on Nando’s walls instead of finishing my food.

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This wasn’t even half of the amazing art collection at the restaurant chain. Very impressed and this just inspires me to keep chasing my dream of being a full-time artist. Anything can happen!

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Finally, I did this illustration last night before bed. Every time I get henna done I’m inspired to incorporate the delicate designs into my art somehow. This illustration is called “I Bet the Bees Play in Her Hair” and marries my love for curly Afros with black and white illustration.

What are you guys up to this weekend? Any new inspirations?