“behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it”– Genesis 28:12
How does one depict an angel? How does one depict the earth, the sky, the ladder? I skipped putting the main subject, Jacob, in the painting. Maybe next time. If I were to depict Jacob, he might look like this man.
18 thoughts on “Jacob’s Ladder Watercolor”
It’s beautiful Leora, I love the soft pastels and the way you’ve hinted at the figures.
PS Jacob’s Ladder is the name of our big Anglo folk music festival here in Israel, one I look forward to all year long.
Thank you. That’s encouraging.
You’ve done a great job here Leora.
I really loved this watercolor. You have a unique ability to capture the images and sense of story. Thanks for adding beauty!
Thanks, Yael, for leaving a comment on the blog! I look forward to dramatizing another piece of parsha in watercolor.
How absolutely beautiful…
I really liked this. I like the sense of scale – the ladder seems huge.
Nice to hear from you, Daniel. I did think about perspective and vanishing lines when I drew the ladder – railroad tracks were one of the first things I ever learned to draw.
Wow…I love your depiction of this pasuk.
Glad you enjoy it – incentive for me to do more!
What a beautiful painting. I especially like how the angels are almost dancing or skipping up and down the ladder!
Glad you like my angels!
The perspective here is inspiring. I love the earthiness of the earth, with the angled stretch toward the ethereal. And your angels aren’t really on the ladder, more using it as a guide, because they don’t need to be grounded that way. I’m looking forward to your next parsha picture.
Comments like yours keep me motivated … new pic coming soon. Possibly parsha-related.
Beautiful and inspiring!