24 May 2010

7 days of creation watercolors artwork – Second Day

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

7 days of creation watercolors artwork – Second Day

Second day, watercolors and ink, 10"x13", 2010

Second day, watercolors and ink, 10"x13", 2010

Genesis 1, 6-8

6 And G-d said: ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters’.

7 And G-d made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.

8 And G-d called the firmament Heaven And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

This painting started the entire series. I was playing with the wet-on-wet technique, for the first time using it with my squares. Usually my colors do not blend between squares, and if they do it is usually not by design. But I always love the random affect the bleeds create, and I wanted to see what will happen if I wet the paper first, and then fill in the grid. So I picked my favourite color (so it seems), blue, and did this piece.

I didn’t want to create the full page in the same tone, so I broke it to light blue and dark blue. Seeing the result, it immediately reminded me of skies and sea, and the verse in Genesis 1,6: “…let it divide the waters from the waters’.” From that point, I right away took another paper, and quickly worked on another abstract painting, showing light and darkness. The result was “One day”.

Adding the Bible’s text in Hebrew and English came thereafter, a graphic aid I used in the past to frame the painting, as well as connect the symbolism with my inspiration to the work.

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.

Cheers

Moshe

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