30 in 30: Day 7 Souk Painting

I love Amira’s 30 in 30 project and I love this painting! Souk is Arabic for open-air market. There are many different ways to spell souk, sooq, souq etc. they all mean the same thing. If you have a chance take a look at Amira’s art it’s lovely!

The Art of Amira Rahim

colorful abstract portrait painting by a “Afternoon Tea” 12×12″ acrylic on panel Available

Day 7. Today was a tough painting day for me. I started the day already anxious about fitting painting in and having time for some other commitments in the evening. And so, I started my day in the studio as usual right after breakfast. I can’t say painting this was easy.

“Afternoon Tea” was painted from some photos I snapped in Dubai while visiting the old souk with my friend. She is Somali and we gathered around her aunt’s shop that day to have the delicious cardamon tea just before maghrib, hence the title. I love the contrasts in the black and white, as well as the colorful background. And I am pleased with the overall product. But, today especially, I’m noticing a resistance in my hand. It is like I don’t want to perfectly render facial features anymore. After all, I am a self-professed

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