Thursday, June 30, 2011

Holiday Activity #3

Although the subject matter is set in the Mediterranean, the simplicity of this painting was inspired by Japanese art & design. The layers of paint are quite translucent to evoke the mood of calm water. It is quite large (39" in diameter) & is currently hanging in our room, which really brightens my mood because its circular shape makes it feel like I'm looking out of a boat window on a clear summer day. Holiday anyone?

This painting is for sale: inquiries welcome at shirinsahba @

Monday, June 27, 2011

You mixed-up Siciliano!

What did we decide to do when some of our favorite people came for a visit? Eat, of course!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lotus Thoughts

An offering of lotus to my family whom I terribly miss these days, scattered in so many countries across the world. I love that you can buy fresh lotus flowers at the market here in Beijing...Not only do they inspire me to paint, but they remind me of my dear papa & the beautiful lotus temple he built in India, & of my mama who created beauty every where she would go & of course would only allow fresh flowers in the house (she is pictured above on her wedding day). More paintings to come soon...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Guru Walks His Dog

He isn't a very old fashioned guru, more of a modern type, wouldn't you say?
Thank you to all you lovely people who came out for my exhibit in Hong Kong! I will post photos very soon. It's still going until the 28th of June, so please stop by if you get a chance!