Monday, July 7, 2008

Vancouver


This painting I completed in May 2008. The reason for starting and completing this painting was that I wanted to give a gift to Cam that was unique and thoughtful. It hangs proudly on his wall. :-)

I consider myself to be both a landscape artist and a portrait artist. Doing a cityscape was a challenge I was a bit unsure of at first. However, I believe I was successful. I was a bit nervous about having to deal with so many buildings and straight lines, when I'm more interested in exploring colour and shape. The result is a bunch of not so straight lines, all done just by eyeballing it, and a whole lot of colour. The experience of piecing on colour, one line or dot at a time was time-consuming, but gave me a new appreciation for cityscapes. I even think that now I see my city, Vancouver, with more colour than I ever saw before doing this painting.

I like this painting a lot - I believe I achieved a strange sense of realism while also being far from reality. I do want to work more now with painting man-made structures, as well as the organic.

3 comments:

Raul said...

Great work, Zahida! (and nice to see you back again in the blogo/twittersphere!)

Nadir Jaffer said...

I am so proud of you! Seeing your work online shows your commitment to making your dreams a reality. It also displays your diverse skill set. Some very impressive work so far! I look forward to watch your passion blossom as you experiment with different Art styles. So EXCITING, so MANY POSSIBILITIES!

lisamedia said...

I love this one. It's my favourite!