30 in 30: Day 18 Original Kissing Camels Painting

"First Kiss" 40x100cm" acrylic on canvas
“First Kiss” 40x100cm” acrylic on canvas

So here’s the thing about Love.

It’s scary. It’s risky. But it’s absolutely necessary. It warms our bones and makes us smile those big goofy smiles in the middle of a crowded street in Manhattan. It will test our faith, and then build it back up again. You find reasons to make that person smile and not because it’s “Valentines Day” but because you’re happiest when they’re happy too.

There are no rules. No roadmaps for the players involved. But once you’re in it, I mean really in it, the only thing other person that seems to the matter in the world is the one that’s right in front of you. It’s hope. It’s everything. It’s the breath we breathe.

“First Kiss”
100x40cm on premium canvas

If you love this piece, do me a favor and share it with others. Maybe it will make another person smile, as it made me smile painting it.

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30 in 30: Day 4 & 5 Fauv Camel Mini Paintings


"Camel Mini #1" 12x10" Acrylic on canvas Available
“Camel Mini #1″ 12×10” Acrylic on canvas Available
camel fauv mini 2_amira rahim_lowres
“Camel Mini #2″ 12×10” Acrylic on canvas Available


I woke up today and just wanted to paint some camels. After finding a good photo I liked, I then explored possible color schemes. I knew I wanted it to be vibrant and lots of contrast.

For the first painting, I tried to stick with a specific color scheme. The painting is in high key and really saturated. For the second painting, I kind of free handed it and just experimented. It’s definitely more blended and feels cooler than the top. These will serve as studies for possible larger pieces.

Which one is your favorite?

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!