Tuesday, January 30, 2007


16" x 20" Oil on Canvas
I am going to make a new blog only for my paintings.

Friday, January 26, 2007

and one more

9"x12" oil on canvas board

I still feel that i need to do some final touches to both the paintings but am not in a mood....have one more unfinished of Rohtas Fort in oil. Only God knows when i will finish it. Will be starting a new one tomorrow, a new painting every saturday ;). I'm enjoying working with my new instructor. You can see some of his work here.

Here it is...

16"x20" oil on canvas

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Latest...

I have switched to oil painting for some time. Had my first class last Saturday, and enjoyed it a lot. I could not finish the painting I started that day and started another small one at home which is also not finished yet. Have another one of the Badshahi Masjid in water colors which needs some work done.

I am very tired and practically brain dead…so much work to do, so many over due dinners that I have to plan. My daughters birthday is on the 22nd and I have not planned anything for that either. She has been waiting for a birthday party since long. There is so much going on in the last couple of days, so many things changed and so many important decisions to make and right now everything is getting on my nerves. It’s almost 5:00 am and I have to get up early for my class so better go now. Will inshAllah post my new work soon (if I finish it sometime soon)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Winter in CS

A little cold finally. Normally, we do not have cold weather for more than a few days here in College Station. A year before last we had some freezing rain just for a day but this time the cold stayed a bit longer. Since we are not used to this much cold, freezing rain, wintry mix or snow, we all get very excited when we get any. My little one was so excited today that she sent me out to get those icicles twice so she could see them melt in her hands. She also wanted to make a snowman out of this:

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

blazing sky

water colors
140 lbs
cold press

note: This painting is inspired by a photograph from J.Zakariya. He is an amazing photographer. You can see more of his work here.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Expelled from school for tearing a page

Hadia (my older daughter) was doing her Math homework and Amani (the younger one) as usual trying to get her attention stepped on her math book unintentionally tearing a page. Hadia, who is a stickler for rules, got so upset that she cried non stop for 3 hours. Even though I have repaired the page and tried to convince her that it was just an accident and her teachers will understand. But Hadia is adamant that she will be expelled from school for damaging a school book. Finally, I wrote an email to her teacher but I guess she is still not comfortable (talking in her sleep constantly) about it and will give me a hard time while going to school tomorrow. Lets see how she behaves when she comes back from school.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

A few more drawings from my sketch book

our living room

pen and ink
(the tv is turned towards the dining)

our backyard

pen and ink


pen and ink

fall leaf

pen and ink

a fall leaf


blue pen

Amani's sandals


Friday, January 05, 2007