July 19, 2012
July 19 I am mindful of the difficulties going on in Syria right now – and, as usual, civilians suffer at the hands of one power throb or another. My time in Damascus was always an enjoyment and I met many fine individuals while I wandered freely, even after midnight, along the ancient passages of [...]
2012 | Bashar al-Assad, Cain and Abel, Damascus, kosinski paintings, syria crisis | Tags: aquarelle, watercoloursComments (0)
June 24, 2012
Steps & Arches, Jerusalem June 24 The above paintings are part of a recent number of commissions executed for clients in Jerusalem. The first one depicts St. George’s Monastery in the valley known as “Wadi Kelt” on an old road from Jerusalem to Jericho. “Steps & Arches” are in early morning shadow as you ascend [...]
May 29, 2012
May 29 This is the last painting of the current series on butterflies. It’s opening a new world of color composition and study of complementary arrangements. Interesting how the warm colors intensify due to the larger proportion of blues. A little like looking at stars which are more visible at night time than during the [...]
May 28, 2012
May 28 I am working with what appears to be my favourite butterfly. This is a study on remarkable patterns juxtaposed against various backgrounds and complementary colors. These paintings are 13″ x 17″ in size and will be displayed ay the Butterfly Festival at Brookgreen Gardens this coming weekend – June 2 – 3.
May 26, 2012
May 26 Continuing with butterflies, we have a mouth-full with the title to this one! I decided on a pretty hard background to emphasize the delicate nature of the little show-off. Perhaps also a result of a few things on my mind, as well.
May 23, 2012
May 23 This my first watercolor of a butterfly which has a given name quite apt for the occasion – Painted Lady. Why it has taken me so long to get to study these incredible creatures in brushstrokes, defeats me! I often watch them and marvel at their flying abilities, so soon after emerging from [...]
May 20, 2012
May 20 This is St. George’s Monastery in Wadi Kelt along an ancient route from Jerusalem to Jericho. It is a lovely example of an organic arrangement of walls, enclosures and spaces serving the function of a Greek Orthodox base for monks over the many centuries since its establishment in the 5th Century. I remember [...]
May 17, 2012
May 17 I just completed a commission for a client in Jerusalem – the first in my new studio. A watercolor of the Dome of the Rock, otherwise known as the Mosque of Omar, and entitled “Shadows on Temple Mount – Haram esh-Sharif”. I must have visited the Temple Mount nearly a hundred times over [...]
May 10, 2012
May 10 In the closing phase now – just getting my painting table together and will be back in the throes of a new chapter with new work. I value this opportunity to be in a new place with new beginnings – the theme for the Brookgreen Gardens show will be Butterflies! So I am [...]
May 6, 2012
May 6 Life has its very rude interruptions. Gracie, my very faithful friend, companion on many cross US tours, including short exile to Canada, died by my side this morning. She will be very sorely missed.