I paint.. therefore I am.

Well, I used to paint many many many years ago... and I always told myself that one day I will have enough time to sit back and paint. And the time came, and the inspiration went. I mean, if I plan my time properly, I have a hell of a lot of time to piss about in.. but nothing moves me to paint. Sigh!

Last week I saw Mahmood's photograph and I asked him if I could lift it for a painting. I don't want to give Mahmood the credit for making me paint - after a 15 year break - because I don't really consider my painting a proper painting. It is more like a sketch.. besides it took less than an hour to complete.

Here's the photograph (the inspiration):

And here's the painting:


Anonymous said...

Holy Mooly!

Good effort.

Is this what you painted when it was 2am here?

Unknown said...

Less than an hour? That's just silly good, Silly! Good effort, indeed!

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Thanks Odd! ehem .. sometimes some people just need other people pushing their right buttons.. but the gym.. will take some more temptation!!

Hisham.. I paint (rather used to) quickly.. wet on wet..Although it is an oil painting.. it has a watercolour effect and is very quick to complete. I don't have the patience and discipline for spending more time on a painting any more which is a shame...

Perhaps embarrassing my modest/lazy/silly effort and portraying it here will encourage me to be a push in the right direction.

The reason the picture isn't that clear is because I took it at night.. using a flash.. while the painting was still wet..It should look better in a couple of days after the paint sets and dries.

Thanks for you comments.

Cerebralwaste said...

Is it for sale????????????

LuLu said...

It's so pretty! silly quick for sure :-) 3ad continue 7aram an artistic talent goes to waste.. maybe I'll return to piano after my own 10 year break (oh the laziness)

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

No..but you can have it!

You should go back to the piano! Like I should go back to taking art classes!!!

Cerebralwaste said...


It will look AWESOME in the new addition!

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Anything to make you happy CW!!

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

Very nice and well done... now with a talent like that, don't let it go to waste, continue painting and you can post one painting every week on Friday for instance. How about that?

Amjad said...

woow .. that's really so great!

and as Mr.Mahmood said, you shouldn't let that talent go to waste. Paint from time to time, and post your paintings here .. I would really love to see them.

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Thanks people.

Mahmood.. Sounds like a good idea. I fully understand the underlying reason for your suggestion. You want me to waste time pissing about with paintings.. while you blog away. Fine! LOL!!

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