Olive Tree, Judean Field
Olive Tree, Judean Field oil on Canvas 2008 sold
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.