23 May 2010
7 days of creation watercolor artwork – One Day
Genesis 1, 1-5:
1 IN THE beginning G-d created the heaven and the earth.
2 Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of G-d hovered over the face of the waters.
3 And G-d said: ‘Let there be light’ And there was light.
4 And G-d saw the light, that it was good; and G-d divided the light from the darkness.
5 And G-d called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
The first painting of the “7 days of creation” gave me the opportunity to create an abstract work, using my grid and squares styles. Envisioning the light and dark, separating from each other, I divided the grid into right and left, straight in the middle of the paper. The right side, associated in Jewish tradition with the good, is where the light is. The left side, is where the darkness. But each one of them is spreading into the other. The wet-on-wet technique in watercolors helped me achieve this, by colors bleeding into each other.
The effect is very striking and simple!
Both English and Hebrew versions of the first five verses from book of Genesis are hand written around the edge of the painting in ink. The name of the painting is from the English translation. Rather than saying “Day One”, the translation says “one day”. The entire series was named in a similar way.
This painting is part of the series, which I presented at the Israeli Artists Group of Toronto 2nd Annual Art Show. It is available for sale. Price for one painting is $300 (+ tax). For all 7 paintings $1800 (+ tax). If you are interested in purchasing, please contact me.
I will also show the entire series (with a new “Fourth day” painting) at the Riverdale Art Walk, aka the RAW, on June 5-6.
- Art Show Invite – Riverdale Art Walk (RAW) 2010
- Contemporary Jewish and Israeli Art in Toronto
- Explaining My Squares, or Close As I Can Get to Artist Statement
- Ten Commandments or Can Art Bridge between People?