Alexander Solzhenitsyn explains why art can relay what propaganda and scientific proof fail to do. An egret cried in a bloody Nile of Egypt when God placed a plague on the Egyptians who worshipped the Nile.
How is water a theme in the Torah portion of Shemot? Water flows in the Nile. Rain from God in the Land of Israel is water. Miriam watches Batya look at baby Moshe in the Nile in a watercolor.
I posted this colorful landscape of a pond near my work (on Instagram and then on Facebook) – I called it “fake.” A friend said, no, it is real. Another friend suggested we might end up with an debate on what is considered to be real and what is considered to be fake. It is […]
What are the things in life that bring you joy? I love when I get inspired to paint or draw. A few weeks ago I found this old photo; a day later I had painted this watercolor. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have been busy with other parts of my life, and I have not painted […]
Would you like to make a creamy eggplant dip, no dairy involved, with tangy flavor and chopped vegetables? Read on. Ingredients for main dip: 1 eggplant 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 onion (optional) 1 lemon for its juice 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Salt, pepper, cumin to taste Fresh cilantro (you can use parsley, […]
This watercolor sketch of a man in parka was painted while looking at a photo from 1985. Seems like another age – before digital photos. If you wonder why the background looks like ancient ruins, it was indeed somewhere in Israel. I do not know where in Israel. When lousy things happen, either in the […]
After months of not painting or posting, I am finally back to doing watercolor! Here is a watercolor painting of a girl wearing sunglasses. Does she look like a spy? The setting is Grounds for Sculpture in Hanilton Township, New Jersey, a wonderful place for an excursion. I am happy to paint watercolors again. What […]
Recently my theme has been landscape with water – this one is a playful watercolor with colors not necessarily seen in the “original” scene. I can see possibilities for doing the scene again in different ways. I would like to spend more time studying the architecture of the house, for example. This watercolor with a […]
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 […]
I painted this watercolor sketch of a girl praying with concentration in late December. There was a poster on the wall, and it inspired me to paint. The “concentration” refers to the concept of kavanah – כַּוָּנָה. At least to me, she does look like she is praying with intent, with feeling and emotion. Of […]