Drawing from Observation 2021.

Quite the opposite.

רושם מתוך התבוננות 2021

Oil, 2021 on an older monochromatic painting. 70 x 50 cm. Creating an human image, as defined by his or her surroundings, continues to fascinate me.

As does irony.

Drawing from Observation 2021. Oil painting by Chanan Mazal, Jerusalem Israel. חנן מזל

Burying His Head in Fruit

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.

I’m Flying Like an Airplane 2020

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 arecreated by adding a drop of black into various lemons and flame colors.

My sleeping pilot made his landing last week.

Trente Triangles, 2017

Trente Triangles 2017, ©2017 Chanan Mazal, Jerusalem

Thirty Triangles. Gouache, 46 x 61 cm. (18″ x 24″)
שלושים משולשים, 2017. גואש 46 * 61
Inspired by the “Crazy Quilts” traditionally made by African American women.
The composition, with its two, not quite balanced halves and with arrows pointing all over, defies all logic. But it works.