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What a beautiful fabric designer is Nature. Never ceases to amaze me and I stare and stare at it. Gourmet blanket over the winter hills of California warming up to the spring sun.
Sometimes a painting suddenly seems "too green", too overdone, too underdone, too much in need of touch ups which you didn't see when you thought it was finished. So you go back and do what you now see clearly needed to be done.
A flock of happy, colorful, light hearted birds started buoying up from somewhere, so I keep painting their portraits. This one was 420 years ago a jester in one of Shakespeare's plays.
For 43 years I have been walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, eating by the water at the Old Man and The Sea restaurant, and painting the port below my house and studio. Can't live without it.
At least twice or thrice a year I paint a self portrait.
Thankfully, I don’t get to keep them. Dozens are hanging on walls from China to Vancouver. My next door neighbor bought one too.
This one, painted in January 2019, from a selfie photo in my Old jaffa studio, will be with me at the Woodlands. You can see behind me on the wall of the studio-gallery a small painting of “The Dove”...
This is the first triptych I painted, ever. I didn’t want it to be as if a continuous painting was cut into three, rather I imagined a sandwich, in which the thick middle part is full of juicy everything, and the sides are the adorning slices of buttered-toasted bread, complementing it, framing it from sides, allowing the big middle piece to attract the attention and be the central anchor. It is based on a photo I took of a public garden in Seattle, WA in August 2009. Right by the Space Needle lies a small, beautiful little garden, the beauty of which surpasses all other gardens I have ever seen with my own eyes.
My home town since 1978 is a fairytale-like, artist colony. I love it dearly. I love painting it freely, as a fairytale. This painting was first laid out in 2007. I finished it, finally, in February 2021. The port mingles with the steps leading to St. Peter's Cathedral, and some windows. doorways and cobblestones are the soul of this tiny gem on the hill, overlooking Tel Aviv.
I started with a mixture of about 10 different reds and crimsons mixed into one and painted the canvas in that weird new red. Then improvised, let the brushes go by themselves. Beaks evolved. Then eyes, Then feathers, I was happy to discover a flocking of birds huddled and intermingled. When a piece floats from the subconscious, it feels like heaven.
Mythological trees are a central part of many cultures. This Tree of Happiness is the first of a few Trees I felt could be a modern mythology of our new, far less ominous, less violent, less scary world. I painted a painting which will make me smile and be happy myself.
St. Peter's Cathedral on top of the hill which is the tiny town of Old Jaffa, overlooks Tel Aviv. I've been living and working there since 1978. Old Jaffa is an artist colony of 50 families and 150 businesses - galleries, shops, cafe's, restaurants. I love Old Jaffa. I usually rise before sunrise and experience the gradual revelation of the port, the city of Tel Aviv, and the lanes of Old jaffa.
This painting based on a photo I found on the internet. Such mirth and love caught me by the throat and I had to do a painting based on it. The enigmatic whisper between them never ceases to captivate me.
The Bible quotes God saying: Do not eat the Apple, but Adam and Eve ate, and so did many geniuses, who are dancing with God (the Lion), Adam, Eve, and the Serpent around the Tree of Knowledge (wisdom), as the animals, who did not eat apples look on with envy.
I was born in Jerusalem, soI take liberties painting it. The city has bittersweet memories for me. My childhood there was formative, a mixed bag of traumas and loves. The aerial view of Jerusalem's East side, with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, The Church of the Redeemer and the Dome of the Rock... and many more, gives me freedom to go wild.
In 2007 through 2009 I wrote the illustrated novel : The Secret of America (on Amazon), and this was the cover painting. I revisited the painting in 2019 and finalized it. My son and the Statue kiss the Crazy Yoram 😂