Friday, November 18, 2011


"Each painting is an experiment in which to investigate how pigments can be used to induce a sense of rhythm and energy." 
Princess Simpson Rashid

 Have you ever been invited to an artist reception at the Museum of Science and History? 
How about a painting demo in the museum Science Lab?
Last night at MOSH, art and science merged in an exciting and interactive presentation by scientist, artist and Renaissance woman, Princess Rashid.

The audience was happy to help plan the painting
Princess, an artist with roots in Jacksonville, now living in Tampa, gave an engaging presentation, starting with the premise that art = science. Her vibrant work often incorporates math formulas and the periodic table of elements presented in a way that will lure even math and science haters. 
Many of these works grace the lobby of the museum.
Princess explained her process
Let the painting begin!

Fueled by artistic energy and loud music, Princess invited us to "make some marks" on her large canvas to start the process of her painting.
Then, with water, liquid acrylic paints and dynamic brushwork, she transformed our marks into the basis of a large and beautiful abstract design. 

"Finished for now"

Clear tar gel combined with pthalo blue liquid acrylic and dripped from the brush added the "punctuation" near the end of the piece.
Princess' love of paint and process was directly conveyed to the canvas. Her mission to meld art and science
made the presentation educational and fun!
Thanks, Princess, for an evening we won't soon forget.
Princess Rashid's website 
Princess Rashid's Blog


  1. It was a great night at the MOSH. Thanks Jaime for sharing the experience. -Princess

  2. It was great fun - thanks for inviting us!