Just before I went to Chicago in January to be with Eunice, the Great River Watercolor Society held its annual exhibition of local artists at the Quincy University. A dear friend urged me to submit my work. I just laughed at her, because I knew that I am a small potato, having started painting just over a year or so, But she insisted and I gave in. She marked the prices on each painting, ( I was in Chicago by this time) which I thought were not more than 50 or 60 dollars each. Here are my paintings that I submitted. A total of six were submitted, and I see that I do not have the two other paintings on this camera. I have them on my cell phone and I don’t know how to transfer them here. I will post them at another time.
While I was in Chicago, my friend texted me. “Congratulations two of your paintings sold for 200 dollars each!” I didn’t know that she had priced them so high. OMG! And one of them had honorable mention. I just couldn’t pick my jaw off the ground. The paintings that sold, were the one of the rain scene with a couple kissing under the umbrella, and the other was of the mountains with fog and snow . The poppies got the honorable mention.  All these painting’s were framed and looked neater than what they seemed when I first painted and took photos.

Just thought I would let you all know.

Good night.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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9 Responses to Paintings

  1. slmret says:

    These are beautiful, Zakiah! It’s hard to believe that you only started painting so recently — you had a latent talent!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Yay! Not only are you an excellent and published poet but you are now a recognized artist!! I can see why the painting of the couple kissing sold for $200 – it is excellent!

  3. You are just an amazing and talented lady. Next time, price those paintings at $500. 🙂

  4. beowulf222 says:

    Congrats. And I can see why you sold them. They look stunning.

  5. That is awesome. Congrats.

  6. I am not surprised at all, Zakiah . Your paintings are beautiful. . Continue;
    Love ❤

  7. christao408 says:

    Beautiful job on the paintings. You are multi-talented.

  8. Beautiful, SweetZ! Congratulations! 🙂
    I am not surprised they did so well in the art exhibition!
    You have an artist’s heart and that is evident in everything you create!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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