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

"Heart of the Matter" 20x30" canvas

"Lily Pond" 7x9.5" 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

New Art: More Abstract Paintings in the Etsy Shop!

In the Rain Spain 2

Lovers in Spain

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 <3

First Week of Art Classes in Abu Dhabi = Fun!

Good morning, Last week I did something that seemed rather scary, but was so exciting: I taught my first art classes! Six people came to my home on Wednesday and another 7 on Thursday, and for two hours we talked about value and form, I gave a brief demo, and then I let go of the reins and let them paint. They did fabulous!

Teaching art is strangely exhilarating. It's not for everyone, and sometimes good artists don't make good teachers. I was pretty scared for weeks but my excitement to share my art knowledge was far greater than my fear of venturing into the unknown. By the time my lesson was planned and my students started pouring in, I was on a roll. It's nice to teach the core idea and then sit back, and just guide the class participants to a finished painting.

 

It has been such a great opportunity, and I was even contacted by a woman here in Abu Dhabi that wants me to teach her kids at her home. It was the perfect offer because I really want to be an art teacher for kids one day. I had great art teachers growing up and my mom found me great spaces to paint as a teen. To be able to provide that for kids years later is a dream of mine.

So, today is the day for my second week of classes and I'm so excited to meet the new faces just joining us. I was thinking we'd continue our lessons on tones and values with a nice session of landscape painting.

Hope to post more soon! The class participants are so talented!

Oh, and I've made two sales on Etsy last week. Score! :D

Check my store: www.etsy.com/shop/amirarahim

Three New 12x16 Colorful Abstract Paintings

"Slim Pickings" - 12x16 on canvas "Pixie" and "High Born" both 12x16 on canvas

 

Hello. Here's some cute little abstracts I've made recently. I have them listed for sale in my newly launched Etsy shop.

I'm about to head out and grab a fresh canvas for a recent commission. A lady contacted me and would like me to paint her friend's dog as a birthday present. So there you have it, an abstract artist, about to do her very first pet portrait commission. It should be fun though, simply because she wants it in the same style as my cute camels.