Jan 282017
 

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I sketched out these pinup girls inspired by the clothes and some of the models of @pinupgirlclothing . The pinup community is pretty diverse, and I want to depict that. #sketch #drawings #pinupgirlclothing #pinupgirls #illustration #diversity #art #artoninstagram #instaart

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Jan 162017
 

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Progression of my Roxxanne painting. It feels good to paint something from scratch, from my own concept and reference photographs. Thanks to everyone who followed along on my Instagram Story. For those of you that did, did you like seeing the work in progress? Is it something I should keep doing? Thank you! #oilpainting #oilpaint #painting #dance #bellydance #dancer #bellydancer #raqssharqi #wip #workinprogress #portraitpainting #fineart #art #artoninstagram

Jan 142017
 

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I completed my latest painting! It features Belly Dancer, educator, and filmmaker, Roxxanne Shelaby ( @roxxanneraqs ). She is a prominent figure in the Los Angeles belly dance scene, of Lebanese and Brazilian descent, and the creator behind the informative belly dance documentary, The Fez. The details on this costume were challenging, thanks to the amazing work of belly dance couturier, Eshta Amar ( @eshtabellydance ), but overall I am happy with the result. Oil paint on 30×40 Belgian linen canvas. (A side note on Belgian linen: it's the first time I have painted on it, and it's fricking great, you guys. It's like going from 1-ply to 2-ply toilet paper. I don't know how I am going to go back.) #oilpainting #oilpaint #painting #portraitpainting #bellydancer #bellydance #raqssharqi #dance #dancer #danceportrait #fredrixcanvas #belgianlinen #fineart #art #artoninstagram

Jan 082017
 

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I finally feel like my current painting is coming together. I still have a long way to go, especially on the costume detail. Check out my Instagram story to see my progress, my frustrations, and other random shenanigans from my life. #painting #oilpainting #workinprogress #wip #bellydancer #bellydance #portrait #portraitpainting #art #artoninstagram #fineart

Oct 242016
 

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I…I think I'm done. Flamenco Dancer – Oil and Metal Leaf on 24×48 inch Canvas. Featuring the lovely and talented Flamenco artist and teacher, Sarah Parra. ( @esenciaflamenca ) #oilpainting #goldleaf #metalleaf #copperleaf #painting #flamenco #flamencodancer #dance #dancer #art #artoninstagram