Oil on canvas, 60×70 cm. Painted during lockdown, in Jan. 2021
טומן ראשו בפרי
A video of my painting process. Since this pandemic began, I have been repurposing old canvases. The results are often unexpected and exciting.
This large oil work 120×140 cm. is on a quite old acrylic painting, that I had abandoned. (A rare occurrence for me. I usually FORCE my unsuccessful paintings to completion.
Pears 2021. Oil over acrylic. 140×120 cm
The last painting of 5780. Oil on canvas 90 x 100 cm.
I’m Flying Like an Airplane 2020. Oil on canvas 100×110 cm.
אני טס כמטוס 2020
I worked and reworked this canvas for years. It began with a plan to create a painting entirely in shades of white. Soon a tree entered. Followed by yellows and my beloved weird greenish “dark yellows” joined. (They are￼created by adding a drop of black into various￼ lemons and flame colors￼.
My sleeping pilot made his landing last week.￼
צופיה 2020. שמן 100*100
Watching the Future 2020
Oil on canvas. All three were painted during spring 2020, during the Corona epidemic and lockdown. This period has been particularly fruitful for me.
Belonging to a community, to a destiny. Searching for identity and healing identity conflicts. Value conflicts. Gaining a new community, without erasing one’s past. Rejoining history, becoming a player, and not an outsider.
All of these issues were present in my personal life, and so very present in the evolution of Israel.
These are the earliest works in my present project.
They are all in gouache, on Claybord panels.
My plans to purchase more of these panels on a planned trip to America. “Man plans and God laughs” they say in Yiddish. Well that laugh led me to creating very different works in oil paint, that I shall share in future posts.