Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ein Hod paintings

I finished up two more of my paintings from my photos. We spent the month of March in the artist's village of Ein Hod, Israel (not too far from Haifa). I loved walking on the village roads and paths every day. The weather was beautiful, spring flowers and green all around.
The painting above is on a recycled hardboard. I had an experimental abstract on it, so I gessoed over the painting and sanded it (two layers of gesso). The row boat looked abandoned among all the green trees and shrubs.
Another interesting view through the open gate towards a private home and garden. I did not find out who owned this property, but again, I enjoyed walking and looking at everything.
I have finished a 3 week online class on Landscape Symbols with Johannes Vloothuis, so now I'll  practice on some more of  the examples in the class and hope to improve my skills. I'll probably take another class with him in the future as he is a very good teacher and the classes are not expensive. His videos and downloads are available on North Light Shop.

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