Tuesday, December 27, 2011


11" by 8" watercolours on dayler rowney watercolour paper 140lb

Thank you for all the lovely friends that thought my blog suits there style and are following it, you are all fantastic and very creative artist, anf I am proud to have you as my friends...
I am passing through aa new phase in my life journey... very hard time... yet I am trying to put all my feelings into my paintings...
I love tango dancing among all other types of dance, but I feel there is a lot of dramatic action in this one... I hope you like it, and thank you for looking...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Behind the Scenes # 6

11 1/2" by 8" watercolors on arches 300gms paper

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Very Busy -- behind the scenes # 3

Hi All
I am blessed and really licky to have friends like you... thank you to everyone who has recently joined my blog I am humbled by your sincere comments and your interest in my work... I am sorry if I don´t have the thime to visit your blog and leave comments or reply to your comments on my work, I am extremely busy at the moment doing costumes for the JOrdanian movie Line of Sight by the RFC

11 1/2" by 8" watercolours on arches 300 paper

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Costume Sketches for a Movie

These are a few sketches I did for costumes that will be done for a Jordanian feature film called Line Of Sight.
I did these with the help of a few figures chosen from a huge archive of models in different poses on Posemaniacs an invaluable site for artists http://www.posemaniacs.com/

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ballet dancer sketch #9

his is the last one in this series, next I will paint a series of dancers behind the scenes with strong lighting accenting shadows
11 1/2" by 8" watercolours on arches 300 paper

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ballet dancer sketch #8

I am so excited for this post, it is post #100 on my blog... feels kind of special...
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO IS SO KIND AS TO FOLLOW MY BLOG... or leave a comment, your input really makes me very happy

I discovered Posemaniacs a few months ago, it is a great reference for any position you wish to draw... they have thousands of figures posing in different poses and you can turn them around and sketch away...
I find it particularly useful when I want to draw costume illustrations that look as close to real life as possible...especially that you don´t have a model near by to sketch... http://www.posemaniacs.com/
try it and see how much fun it is
 these ballerina sketches  were not done using this link, it was copied from some photos I took some time ago
11 1/2" by 8" watercolours on arches 300 paper

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ballet dancer sketch #7

11 1/2" by 8" watercolours on arches 300 paper
I feel that focusing on certain subjects to paint, developes my skills and ability to draw,  and discover techniques to suit each subject

My daughter

My daughter is a photogapher, and an artist. This is one of her photos. Grocery shopping in downtown.
She uses a Nikkormat, (Vintage Nikon camera) using film, she uses a 50mm lens, using 100 ISO film. Mostly expired film. I thought I would share it with you. Would appreciate feedback.
If you want to see more:
-My daughter's blog: theluma.tumblr.com/
-My daughter's Flickr address: www.flickr.com/photos/l_92/

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ballet dancer sketch # 5

A HUGE THANK YOU ... to each and everyone of you who is so kink as to follow my blog...and those who dropped by and comented on my paintings.... I do appreciate each comment and feel absolutely rewarded by having friends such as yourselves, your comments make me want to paint more and be a better artist
I also apologies for not having the time to leave comments on your blogs, but I am lurking and following your updated all the time...
watercolours on arches 300 paper- 11 1/2" by 8"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A sketch of a ballet dancer # 1

this is the first of a series of watercolour sketches of ballet dancers, I feel it is a good idea to do sets of paintings, as I am focused right now on faces and characters of old men, who I see when I am downtown, and the graceful movements and shapes of the dancers I meet at the theatre

11 1/2" by 8" watercolour on canson watercolour paper

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

old man with an interesting face #1

watercolour on canson paper 11 1/2" y 8"
Another old man passing by when I was downtown, his face is full of character and dignity as only old men can be, they are such wonderful and intersting people to capture and paint, let alone talk to...

Monday, September 12, 2011

a helping hand

14" by 10" watercolour on arhe rough paper
this is another scene from downtown amman ... very inspiring to me ... I just love painting the shadows to give the feel of sunlight

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

the real people of downtown amman

watercolours on paper 14" by 10"
my life is divided between daners and theatre, and going downtown to buy stuff for the theatre costumes... the thing is, I am eternally drawm by both and inspired to paint them
this is one of the amazing and very interestng people who are there, daily, they sit by the sidewalk watching paople pass by while their sons work in the shops

Friday, September 2, 2011

dancing on clouds

Firstly, I like to thank everyone who thinks my blog is worth visiting or following...  and those who leave comments ... I am always visiting you but, most times I don´t have time to comment...

I did this one without a prior sketch, and took me like half an hour to finish, so I think of it as a warm up exercise, when I do a piece of fruit it takes much less time than that..
15" by 11 1/2" watercolour on paper

I focused here on some details and faded a few areas to add interest and to give the illusion of movement as she is dancing and literally flying...I hope you like it...

Monday, August 22, 2011

another ballet dancer

8" by 11" watercolours on montval 300gms canson paper I have done a prior sketch for this one, and eliminated unnecessary details, and fewer colours in order to focus on shadows and depict light... I hope you like it, and thank you for visiting my blog and commenting, your comments give me great pleasure...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to ballerinas

8" by 11" watercolours on montval 300gms paper I did this one by starting with a line sketch, which I found helped me in determining which parts to define

Sunday, August 14, 2011

another portrait of a beauty

11" by 8" watercolour on arche rough 300gms I have done this one last year and never got the chance to share it... I am eliminating the details in shadow and focusing only on the details I love

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


watercolours on montval 300gms paper 11" by 8" This painting was done by starting with a preliminary sketching, I felt I experimented with painting without sketching first long enough. I am trying now to eliminate any details that are not important to me, so the focus is only on parts of the painting that I love most.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to sketching dancers

It has been some time since I did this... sketching again without using pencil... I have forgotten how uch fun it is... watercolour on montval 300g paper 9" by &2

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some more sketches

I am enjoying this so much, I am getting the hang of it

Costume Sketching

First I like to apologize to my friends who are following my blog, I was unable to post images, so I had to switch back to the old post editor. Then there is no way I could comment on any of your lovely work. There is something wrong and I have no idea what it is nor how to fix it. It has been asome time since I did any sketching, there was no time, ut, I must say, I have enjoyed doing these so much, I have missed sketching, or using a pencil for that matter, as you may know by now I paint without a preliminary sketching for my watercolours.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Historical Costume Design

16" by 11" watercolour on paper hs is a design that shows the arabian nigt princess garb, it is my passion to design costumes, I am posting this here although this blog is for other subjects, but this is what I am currently working on

Monday, June 27, 2011

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