Asil Rashid

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Hello, my name is Asil Rashid. I am a Sudanese-Canadian and I live in Montreal with my 7 year-old daughter and I work as an environmental consultant in the maritime industry. I started my art journey in my mid-30s a few years ago when I was living in Egypt and going through post-partum depression after giving birth to my daughter. And that was it! I was hooked. I am mostly self-taught so I feel my style is constantly evolving. Being a single mom with a full time job I don’t get to paint as often as I like. My painting time is sacred and often happens in the evenings after the little one is sleeping soundly and on the weekends.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I am a Montreal-based artist who paints mostly landscapes and florals, with acrylics, watercolors, and occasionally water mixable oils. However, my preferred medium is acrylics. I try to be as true to my vision while maintaining a state of flow, which I usually achieve with large loose brushstrokes. Having worked as an environmental consultant for most of my career I have developed a deep love for natural world which I try to capture in my art with techniques like palette knife painting and dynamic brushstrokes to portray movement and texture. My process usually goes something like this: I start with an idea, a general image that I want to capture and the painting just takes on a life of its own and ends up being something else. After doing some research which mostly involves staring at my blank canvas for a few days trying to figure out the composition that I want, I then tone the canvas and start painting. I try to keep my brushstrokes as loose and dynamic as possible, which often results in layers of paint and lots of texture.

$100.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas.

12x16"

Still Life with Cactus, Acrylic painting on stretched canvas, original artwork, 16" x 12". This is a variation on Van Gogh's Still Life with Almond Flowering Branch. I used similar elements in the composition (such as the bright magenta book and the background and table top) but I decided to use my Easter cactus plant instead of Van Gogh's almond branch. This is varnished with a satin varnish and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$75.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

12x10"

This mini painting, Magnolia Study II, of a pink magnolia flower blossoming on a tree branch with buds and green leaves is painted with acrylic paint on a bright teal green background. It is painted loosely with dynamic brushstrokes that portray movement and energy. This would make a perfect addition to a nursery, bedroom or hallway, especially when paired with the other magnolia painting in the set, Magnolia Study I.  

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed on the front and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$75.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

12x10"

This is part of the Magnolia Study set of paintings. This white magnolia flower was painted with acrylic paint with the green leaves painted with water-soluble pastels on a very dark, almost black background. The focus was on portraying the lilac shadows against the bright white highlights. This would make a perfect gift for Christmas and would be a lovely addition to a hallway, living room, bedroom or nursery, especially when paired with the other painting in the set, Magnolia Study II. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed on the front and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$250.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

20x20"

"Spring Tulips" is part of the "Garden Blooms" set and was created with acrylic paint using Ali Kay Studio's technique of creating an underpainting using complementary colors to the finished painting. It is a loose, dynamic painting with quick brushstrokes and minimal texture and lots of movement.
The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed on the front and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$250.00 CAD

Acrylic and soft pastels on canvas.

20x20"

This beautiful painting of a pink tiger lily and a hummingbird was created with acrylic paint and the background was done with chalk pastels. This is part of the Garden Blooms set of paintings. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed on the front and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$125.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

13.50x16"

A beautiful seascape in 4 parts that would work together as a quadriptych and also as individual pieces.
The painting was painted with acrylics and the final details were done in water mixable oils. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$175.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

13.50x29.50"

A beautiful seascape in 4 parts that would work together as a quadriptych and also as individual pieces. The painting was painted with acrylics and the final details were done in water mixable oils. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$225.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

10x31"

A beautiful seascape in 4 parts that would work together as a quadriptych and also as individual pieces. The painting was painted with acrylics and the final details were done in water mixable oils. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$150.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

11.50x14.75"

A beautiful seascape in 4 parts that would work together as a quadriptych and also as individual pieces. The painting was painted with acrylics and the final details were done in water mixable oils. 

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$75.00 CAD

Oil on canvas.

10x10"

Painted with water mixable oils, this piece is part of the "Ordinary Days" collection, a series of small 10" x10" still life paintings where I used household and kitchen items I find around the house as a reference, in order to portray scenes of everyday life. The paintings were created in the span of a couple of hours, with quick dynamic brushstrokes and set against a textured background. This artwork would look great in the kitchen combined with other pieces in the collection.

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$75.00 CAD

Oil on canvas.

10x10"

Painted with water mixable oils, this piece is part of the "Ordinary Days" collection, a series of small 10" x10" still life paintings where I used household and kitchen items I find around the house as a reference, in order to portray scenes of everyday life. The paintings were created in the span of a couple of hours, with quick dynamic brushstrokes and set against a textured background. This artwork would look great in the kitchen combined with other pieces in the collection.

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid

$75.00 CAD

Oil on canvas.

10x10"

Painted with water mixable oils, this piece is part of the "Ordinary Days" collection, a series of small 10" x10" still life paintings where I used household and kitchen items I find around the house as a reference, in order to portray scenes of everyday life. The paintings were created in the span of a couple of hours, with quick dynamic brushstrokes and set against a textured background. This artwork would look great in the kitchen combined with other pieces in the collection.

The sides of canvas are painted using the same color palette as the painting. The artwork is signed and dated on the back. It is varnished and will arrive ready to hang.

Asil Rashid