Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Painting For Azini

The painting for my youngest daughter Azini was started at the tail end of my work on the painting for my son Azuan. The first attempt of a three piece job on black and white based on her request didn't turn out well and aborted the job immediately after the first piece.
After communicating with her, she agreed with me to use a bit of color and I introduced crimson red beside black and white into the composition. This piece is considered an abstract piece which is something new to me as this is my first attempt doing an abstract.
Earlier on I had declined a request by Zaitgha of the blog Day In Day Out .... from Seremban. The reason I gave her then was that I wasn't yet an accomplished artist to be able to do an abstract. To me somebody who does an abstract must be accomplished in all categories of painting be it landscape, portrait, figures and what not that are based on realism. On second thought I will never be able to do abstract if I were to adhere to that principle. On that basis I did this piece of abstract for my daughter Azini just to test the waters.
With encouraging response from the eventual owner and a few facebook friends I was confident enough to complete it.
Initially it was a two piece painting but Azini hinted that if would look even better if it were a three piece. I guess she must have plenty of empty wall to cover in her new house in Kerteh.

Some light repair will need to be done to the newest of the three as it seems to be lighter in color.
My next project will be for my eldest daughter Azura as she too wants a piece of my work after seeing the painting for Azini.
My initial sketches for Azura is as per below. I wonder if she will be happy with the scheme.


Dill said...

Assalamu'alaikum Uncle,

I hope you are well Uncle. It has been awhile since I last dropped by. The first painting is AWESOME! Talented, that's what you are . You daughter's new home will look absolutely chic with that painting displayed on her wall. I envy her. She's so lucky.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

The 3-piece painting (it is called a triptych, isn't it?) is beautiful! It looks so alive and vibrant and flowing. Almost like something juicy and delicious. Any child would be proud to grace his or her home with the artwork of such a talented father.

Pak Zawi said...

I am fine. Anyway I have just returned to blogging and painting after a looooonnng layoff. I am so happy if you like the painting. I think my daughter Azini will be very happy to own it.

Pak Zawi said...

Ee Lynn,
It is triptych indeed. I must thank you for the word. See learning is something that goes on forever. Even at my age there is so much more to learn. Juicy and delicious eh? I have yet to name it. care to give it a name Ee Lynn? With such praises coming from you, I will be painting with so much more enthusiasm in the days to come.

jaflam said...

Slm Pak Zawi, good to see you start painting again and the abstract looks vibrant with reddish color. Keep painting and blogging its add colors to the cyber space.

Pak Zawi said...

Dato' Jaff,
Salam kembali. Blogging dan melukis nampaknya aktiviti orang pencen yang paling sesuai dan mungkin itulah sebabnya saya kembali.
Terima kasih ats pujian Dato' ianya amat memberangsangkan.

Azura said...

Oke papa...same theme with the existing pic...

Pak Zawi said...

That draft has been improved alot and papa is doing another one lest that one don't turn out well. Rest assured it will be as good as the one for Oteq.

AWANG said...

Lukisan yang menarik.

Pak Zawi said...

Terima kasih banyak2.

aliff muhammad said...


Pak Zawi,

Aliff punya? Yang gambar kampung sawah padi tu? wink-wink! :)) Lama tunggu.

Pak Zawi said...

Ya ni baru ingat. nanti Pak Zawi buatkan bab sekarang baru Pak Zawi baru mula melukis balik selepas setahun berhenti melukis. Maaf ya.

masterwordsmith said...

Very beautiful, with strong messages! How I wish I could paint like you...So much energy radiating through. Please carry on painting!

Take care and thanks for sharing.


Pak Zawi said...

When I started painting some two years ago, I know nothing. With some tips from an artist friend I just learned it through sheer practice. If I can do it, so could you.
Thank you for coming to my humble site.