The beautiful landscape features animals peacefully grazing, the dramatic tall trees, and leafless silhouettes. The old Lahore in fog depicts the real picture, people wrapped in shawls strolling along the road and in narrow city lanes.
His colour choices and compositional balance are often exquisite. In his latest work he articulates with softer shades of greys and white creating the mists and fog that fascinated him with their radiant shades and depths, disingenuous, temperate and delicate.
The delicacy of light and shade creates a nostalgic awareness of time passing with a misty, foggy atmosphere. His painting depicts beauty and delicacy, subtle yet so pertinent. The fog painted in graded halves of grey and ochre evokes a sense of mystery and romanticism.
The early morning haze associated with the cold winter mornings in Lahore and its rural surroundings has been observed with great detail and create a sensation of being there. There are some landscapes by him, which shows Punjab rural scene but with no life. There is a broad area of the sky above a grassy land with clouds floating in the reddish gold sunset sky.
The trees are thin, tall and with sparse foliage which is a soft purplish and yellowish green, covered in haze giving a misty appearance to the scene. The grass in the foreground is russet brown. The scene is all typical of the hot and dusty Punjab plains, but it is carefully chosen by Zulfi according to his taste.
The light is subdued and so are the colours, which are predominantly grey-green. The brushwork is visible but it is not bold and prominent and swinging. It is just sufficiently vibrant to make the painting a little exciting. Subtle colour variations, within a narrow range, and judiciously controlled textural effects on all areas of the painting but especially on the trees and the foreground, add aesthetic appeal.