Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Trip To The Library

Last week I went to the library with a friend.  I borrowed several watercolor books but as usual I was more drawn to the floral paintings and decided I would do a few studies of the ones I found appealing to me.
One of them was this wonderful book by Adelene Fletcher.

  
It is filled with beautiful paintings and great instructions.  
Here are my studies:
Freesia

Then comes the sunflower,


After several washes of watercolor paint, I used my watercolor pencils to tidy things up a bit with the details.


As we were on our way to the library, there were some beautiful lily flowers on our way.  My friend pointed out to me that they were her favorite flowers, and so I decided to paint this last one for her;
the stargazer lily,


I hope you enjoyed reading today's post.  Let me know what you think.
Thank you,
-farideh

*linking to show and tell friday http://romantichome.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Inspiration continued...

Recently I have enjoyed working in colored pencils.  I have done a few more floral drawings as part of the spring collection.


The process is easier in terms of having less clutter around and no drying time needed, as compared to the oil and acrylic paintings.  



Lastly, is a colored pencil study of a green pepper with a complementary colored fruit. 


I hope you enjoyed viewing these images.
Thank you,
Farideh


Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Inspirations


Spring, a symbol of renewal, an opportunity to adjust our perspectives and to synchronize our daily experiences with our earth's transition!

I would like to share with you my recent paintings inspired by the works of other artists and the season of spring.


I have been working with colored pencils and watercolor instead of the usual oil and acrylic.  I have done a couple of small pieces for my own desk and work area to remind me of the beauty of spring.



I will be adding new floral paintings to my Etsy shop soon https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/FAgallery .

Here are some of my watercolor studies:








I hope you enjoyed reading this post.  I will end it with this inspirational quote by William Alexander,

"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.  Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.  Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.  Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring."

Thank you,
farideh

Linking to:  http://romantichome.blogspot.ca/




Monday, November 25, 2013

Work in Progress

Last few days, I have been working on still life oil paintings.  I started by doing an umber layer first but in acrylics.  I wanted it to dry faster.  Here is the umber layer of the pears:


...and the completed oil painting:


The second larger painting is the avocados.  Again I did the acrylic umber layer first.  It helps with establishing the values.  Here is work in progress:



They will be ready soon for purchase at my Etsy shop.
Thank you for visiting,
-farideh

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spinet Desk

As artists, we sometimes tend to postpone our creativity due to the lack of a "perfect space".  I prefer to have my working station neat and organized.
Recently, I purchased a spinet desk that was in a decent condition.  I enjoyed it for a while just as it was. Finally, I decided it was time to bring out the Annie Sloan chalk paint.




I liked its "antique" charm.  The decision to paint it, was not easy.




However, it has a different kind of beauty now.





As Rumi said, "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others.  Unfold your own myth." 
I hope this space will inspire more creativity.  Everyone needs a place to call their own.




Thank you,
-farideh

Monday, November 4, 2013

Aspen Trees Painting

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I thought as my first post I will share with you my passion for trees.
Particularly aspen trees I find very beautiful and a great subject for my paintings.

Here are a few pictures of the painting process of my most recent painting:


and here it is completed in the bedroom:



Well, I enjoyed painting it and I like being reminded of the aspen tree's beauty and significance.  Please feel free to comment and ask questions.  This painting may be commissioned in different sizes through my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/FAgallery

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” 
― Kahlil GibranSand and Foam

Thank you,
-farideh