Last December we stayed in the beautiful Jerusalem neighborhood called Emek Refaim. I took a photo of the this residence with a gate and stairs. Recently, I created this watercolor. In addition to being a study of a piece of a residential area, it is a study of greens. How many greens can one create in watercolor – you can take any other tube of color, even a red or a brown, add a bit to the green, and you have a new green, often a grayer green. Stairs (with shades of brown and tan) draw the viewer into the scene.
I started posting my artwork and some photos to Instagram – feel free to follow me on Instagram. I will continue to post my favorite artwork here on Sketching Out, because on a blog it feels more permanent (though what in life is really permanent). And there is more opportunity to discuss the artwork.
If you want a good watercolor book, I recommend David Bellamy’s Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting.
4 thoughts on “Jerusalem Neighborhood: Gate in Emek Refaim Watercolor”
How lovely, serene, and filled with nature’s wonderful, green contrasts against the neutral tones.
Thank you, Lorri. It does seems successful, the greens in the back with the neutral tones up front. I look forward to doing more.
Beautiful Leora. Keep them coming!
Thank you, Kathy – I hope you will continue to keep the comments coming! I do so appreciate hearing from you.