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Quintessence Painting

Mahmood Hayat


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39 W x 31 H x 2 D in

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I asked the Zebra, "are you black with white stripes?- Or white with black stripes?" And the zebra asked me, "Are you good with bad habits? - Or are you bad with good habits?Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? Are you happy with some sad days? Or are you sad with some happy days? Are you neat with some sloppy ways? Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?" While painting the subject, i think to myself, that God must've had a blast. painting the stripes on the zebra, hanging the stars in the sky, putting the gold in the sunset. What perfection in creativity and uniqueness! Stretching the neck of the giraffe, putting the flutter in the mockingbird's wings, planting the giggle in the hyena. And then, as a finale to a brilliant performance, He made a human who had the unique honour to bear the stamp, In His Image. The Human, who He has all his angles bow down in respect, and the one and only who disrespected His command was "satan".

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39 W x 31 H x 2 D in

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I am a painter, who graduated from the oldest art institute in the subcontinent namely; the National College of Arts in 2007. My love for appreciating and finding inspiration in fine art started at an early age when I was introduced to traditional techniques of painting and finishing classical french interior products. Later on, I discovered my passion to learn about the techniques and how beautifully the old masters used to paint and draw figures. This path led me towards practicing the art of portrait, studying the old masters, and from there generating my own unique original expression. My artworks are influenced by the personal things which happen in my life and I am a silent person. The only way I can express my inner feelings is through painting them on the canvas or watercolors on paper, be that animal or human form. My focus is mostly on painting anatomy and figurative. Before I plan to lay it down on my canvas, I make sure that I have drawn my subject or sketch of my concept on a small piece of paper to understand and clear my concepts. This exercise makes me correct my proportions in understanding how to approach my subject on a large-sized canvas or paper. The references that I use for my artworks are sometimes my own documented images. Sometimes I use anatomical images from books or the internet searches and fuse them in my own composition since finding a nude model in Pakistan is near to impossible due to religious factors and threats. I also believe that while I am working with composition, at the same time I am drawing with knowledge from my past experiences and imagining how light falls to illuminate that subject. My intentions are not to simply paint a picture, but rather to paint a feeling. Whenever I am painting anything I dream and imagine a story that goes inside my mind. I render my subjects with the help of subtle shifts in light and apply harmonious warm colors to compliment my composition. The most important thing that matters to me is; How I can serve others? I believe the most valuable currency in life is how you make people around you feel when and when they view my paintings. How my skill, talent, and expression define who I am, and how people see me as that unique person with an original expression. I paint a certain subject and remove myself from that scene. How the viewer reacts to it, is not under my control.

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