Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In two more days it will be happening! There will be an opening of an exhibition, and the twenty four paintings displayed are mine. I still can scarcely believe it!
It is less than two years ago, that I started painting. Very small and humble in the beginning, only in a little sketch book. Slowly I got braver and repainted some of the journal entrees in a larger scale. I posted about it here and here and six months later here.
I started to seek information and acquire knowledge from the Internet. How to contrive a consistent body of work, where to find inspiration, how to focus on originality and a recognizable "line", how to welcome the muses when they knock on the spirit door. I learned the properties of acrylic paint, to prepare a canvas, to varnish the finished work, to fix the hanging device, how to find a title and the best way to write it, how to sign, and last but not least how to price a painting.
I received advice and encouragement from a knowledgeable woman who generously evaluated my labor and said it is art. Yes, well, I got serious with the painting thing. But to approach a gallery? That certainly needs much more courage. A very dear friend had some connection and helped me in that matter. The curator and the manager of the gallery loved my work and they decided on an exhibition date - which now has arrived, it is the day after tomorrow.
I am very excited, please wish me luck!
All my paintings were professionally photographed by Karin Tal
Monday, February 2, 2015
Saturday, December 27, 2014
We went south today and without words I just let speak some impressions...
It was a great and glorious day.
Negev Desert, Large Makhtesh
A makhtesh is a geological landform considered unique to the Negev desert of Israel and the Sinai peninsula of Egypt. A makhtesh has steep walls of resistant rock surrounding a deep closed valley which is usually drained by a single wadi. The valleys have limited vegetation and soil, containing a variety of different colored rocks and diverse fauna and flora. (Wikipedia)
The beautiful photos are by my husband Uri Eshkar
Monday, December 8, 2014
What would be a visit to Australia, even "only" on a business trip, and only to a tiny part of this large continent, without making the acquaintance of that funny animal with the powerful tail and hind legs, and the, proportional, tiny front legs. And, oh yes, a pocket for the babies at the females! How gorgeous!
Now these encounters can sometimes end painful for the human onlooker, but my husband told me that he and the big guy checked each other out, and that there was a mutual feeling of peace. The distance to him was about five meters, and obviously he did not feel any danger for his gang.
My husband said that he was so excited that goosebumps appeared on his arms! :-)
Photographs by Uri Eshkar.