Wheat & Honey
A land of wheat and barley, Israel Oil on Canvas 2008
12*16 Original Painting $1,500 Art Prints available on Canvas or Glass S/M/L
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; (Deuteronomy 8)
Israel is indeed blessed with rolling hills and valleys, some lush in greenery and others turned dry, but all seem alive to me. Flowing gracefully, dipping and rising and pulsing with energy. To paint these beautiful landscapes, I created a style I called Lyrical. Shapes and shadows seemingly dancing to music only they can hear.
While painting scenes in nature, I found patterns of shapes and shadows that flowed together in my mind. One color leading into the next, shapes and shadows that dance to music only they can hear. But my eyes "hear" the music, and the brush in my hand creates the lyrics.