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Another series of Still Life paintings

#1: I painted this at the bookstore at Barnes & Noble during lunch break.  I prepared the surface using gesso mixed with ground up volcano rock.  Never Again!  This was an extremely rough surface and rough on my brush.  However I managed to bring it to a point where I could stop and give it a painterly look.   I took the picture of this car outside Scotty P’s in Allen, Texas. 6″x6″

#2: I started this one with a cheese cake at Barnes and Noble but decided to lean on some reference photos I got from Pinterest.  Therefore I digressed from my still life photos. 6″x6″

#3: I bought a whole bag of Jolly Ranchers but settled on just painting the two below. This one was done at home. 6″x6″

#4: I did this one at home as well.  Got the peaches from Walmart, set them up in my shadow box and loved every minute of painting this. 8″x10″ 

Learning to make Videos…

I am learning to make videos, and am planning to post more in the future.  Below is a Video I posted on YouTube.  Let me know, if you have pointers to share.  Thanks.

I am learning to make Art videos (will be posting more videos in the future). If you have tips and tutorials on iMovie, to share please do so. Thanks.

Posted by Faisal Artist on Sunday, May 19, 2019

A beauty in Charcoal

It is said (based on some scientific analysis) that beautiful features are essentially the average of all human features.  Maybe there is some truth to it,  However, I feel there are outliers.

Here is another beautiful face in Charcoal & White Pastel on Tan paper.  Enjoy!