Author Archives: Faisal Tariq

Another Indo-Pak bride

It is no secret that I like painting brides from the Indian subcontinent, because of their colorful attire. So here is another painting.  I am following the rule of big shapes and then carving into it with smaller shapes.  (It Makes for a stronger visual structure).  Enjoy!

A beautiful beauty… Oil Painting.

I am trying the age old recipe, of large masses and then sculpting into it, with smaller chunks of paint.  I am wondering why I did not paint like that before?  Well now I am.  So you will be seeing a whole new improved portrait work from me.

You can see the Video By Clcking Here.     Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy!



The 90’s Cartoon name kept popping in my head as I was painting this. For those who don’t know, the animal in the painting is a Moose (deer family) and is found in North America.  I got the picture from Pinterest and loved the colors in the photograph, which I pushed to contrast blue with orange.

(6″x8″ in oil) Enjoy!

Plein-Air Painting (Painting on location)

Lately the weather in Dallas-Fortworth areas has been awesome.  So I have gone out to paint twice.  It is exhilarating and satisfying at the same time.  The whole painting should typically be wrapped up within a few hours, otherwise the light changes a lot and pretty much you have to paint from memory (or a thumbnail drawing, if you have done one).

Posted by Faisal Tariq on Sunday, October 4, 2020


Posted by Faisal Tariq on Saturday, September 26, 2020


Breakthroughs in Art

I have recently had a few series of breakthroughs that has helped me push my work forward and sped up my painting some more.  I have become more painterly by watching Quang Ho’s MFA work and how he handles his paint on the canvas. It is essentially sculpting with paint, you push, pull cut into and add into shapes.  It is very liberating and teaches one to be bold.  As always, practice makes perfect.  See a series of paintings I have done below.  Thank you for visiting and Enjoy!