5-15-23 Update: One Hundred Paintings of Giv'at Ada
Updated: May 17
Hi neighbors and friends!
Three interesting weeks have passed since I last updated on the project.
The weather drove me crazy, creating wonderful scenes, some of which could be painted, some of which could only be photographed quickly before it disappeared, and some of which drove me inside the studio.
There was a short war. Ever since I taught in Sapir College with missiles falling during classes, these reports make me draw myself inwards and paint at night until it passes. Even if I'm far from there now, my family is still southern and lives there and it affects me.
In more beautiful news, I did some paintings in the Binyamina project which is now getting into gear. The start-up took me time and attention so the hill paintings had to wait a few days until I found a way to work efficiently and sanely on both of them - I apologize to you!
I am now back to painting every day, as you may have seen on Facebook and Instagram.
I am doing the Binyamina project in collaboration with curator Moti Harari - Come see All the details here!
We've reached 20 paintings!
As the series progresses, I discover that there are works that come out easily and I finish them in the field within an hour and a half or so, some require another layer or corrections in the studio, and some require returning to the same place more than once to resolve.
Because I was painting in the studio lately, I also painted from photos. In the case of the old lanterns, this was required anyway, because they do not exist anymore.
I think that for historical paintings it is okay to combine painting from direct observation with photo references.
But I do all the beginnings in the field from observation. It gives the paintings an energy and feeling that you will never get from a copy of a photograph.
Here is a compilation of all the new paintings since the last update:
All the new paintings are also in the gallery here on the website: click here
And most importantly: you! An updated list of names of all patrons and supporters: thank you very much!
A reminder that you can follow on a daily basis on Facebook and Instagram.
If you would like to purchase one of the paintings in the series or commission a painting of your favorite spot, you can contact me directly or order through the store on the website.
I have to look for a new studio and a place to live. I really want to stay here in Givat Ada! Maybe you know a suitable place?
I need at least one spacious room to work in, and another place to sleep, a kitchen, etc.
I would appreciate any information or link.
I'll stay in the area either way, and this project continues as usual!
See you in the fields!