25 May 2010

7 days of creation watercolors artwork – Third Day

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

7 days of creation watercolors artwork – Third Day 

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

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

 Genesis 1, 9-13: 

9 And G-d said: ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear’ And it was so. 

10 And G-d called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and G-d saw that it was good. 

11 And G-d said: ‘Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth’ And it was so. 

12 And the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and G-d saw that it was good. 

13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 

On the third day, it is says that God created two main things – separated the dry land from the seas, and the vegetation – grass, trees bearing fruits, and all other seeds.

One of the main problems with the creation order, is how all the vegetation grew without the light from the sun (which was created on the fourth day)? There are several explanations for that by prominent Torah and bible commentators. The most known one, Rashi, explains that the seeds were created on the third day, but did not sprout until the sixth day. His explanation relates to the a more theological practice of asking God for rain. Before the sixth day there were no human to request for rain, therefor it didn’t fall yet. Once man was created on the sixth day, he prayed for rain to fall and only then did the seeds started growing.

In the depiction of the Sixth day, I wanted to show both the separation of the earth from the water, and the seeds starting to sprout and become alive.

Many people at the show loved this particular painting. I believe that the optimism it shows with the smallest seedling, a contemporary symbol of green movements, and the color scheme of the painting, are all very appealing.

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.



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2 Responses to “7 days of creation watercolors artwork – Third Day”

  1. The use of the gird in your works makes an effect of a mosaic . It brings a meditative, tranquil essence when looking at your pieces.



  2. [...] than the Third day, this painting was the favourite one at the show. Many people commented on it that they love it. I [...]


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