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Sunday, November 3, 2013
Watercolor art is one of my favorite method of painting. Throughout History, there are some great watercolor paintings artists, each had his or her own unique style.
One of my favorite artists is
Ted Kautzky - A watercolor painter
One of the greatest artists in my opinion. His watercolor technique was amazing, in particular if you take into consideration the fact that he lived between 1896-1953, and was an architecture first, before starting his career as a watercolor artist. His work, so peacful and beautiful, yet full of life. His use of color is exact and fluid. He wrote a famous book about watercolor painting.
I love that book, even though it was written long ago, it still contains some of the most important fundamentals about watercolor painting.
My work is partially influenced by this great artist. I paint more abstract watercolor paintings, but the colors, the flow of his artwork, is something I try to have in mind when coming to create my own painting.
I wish you all a great day!
Friday, November 1, 2013
I believe that the place you grew up in as a child has an enormous effect on you as an adult, whether you are aware of it or not.
I grew up in Iraq, many years ago, before my family and I moved to Israel.
One of my favorite painting themes is the desert towns of Iraq.
I try to transfer to the viewer the essence of Iraq deserts, It's feeling as I remembers it.
Although I grew up in a western city , I always loved visiting Iraq desert towns.
For you - artists, searching constantly for your next theme -
Connect to yourself. Don't try to be someone else. Don't try to hide. Don't be ashamed about who you are. The moment you will find yourself, you will find the authenticity which is so important for an artist. Go back to your childhood. Go back to the most instance experiences you had, good or bad, and create from that point.
Have a lovely day, Sefer
Monday, October 28, 2013
My first post and i'm a bit excited.
I decided to open this blog in order to share my love for painting, some of my works, art related subjects and even some painting tips.
I'll hope that you'll enjoy!
Lets begin at one of the most basic definitions in art -
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
Art is all about creating "something out of nothing":
A sculptor creates a beautiful statue out of a piece of stone, a choreograph produce a dance out of movements and a painter conceive a painting on a blank paper.
But do we really create "something out of nothing"? What is this "nothing"?
Helen Keller's definition is simple and accurate - The sculptor can imagine the statue in his mind, long before he actually sculpt it. The choreographer can feel the dance in this body before he even assembles the first step, and the painter can see the painting in his mind before even touching the brush.
Creation comes from us, from our mind and soul, from the most deep and profound part of who we are. Each creation is our own, is unique and there's nothing like it. Even a master of reproductions is not simply "copying" an artwork, but trying to bring into his own work the uniqueness of the piece, as he treasured it in his mind.
Artists spend so many hours thinking, planning, working, dreaming of their masterpieces, their creations.
I try to think about each part of my life as my creation -
The food I eat, the house i'm living in, my relationship with my wife, my kids...
I try to respect every thing as my own unique creation, just like I treat my art.
I believe that we creates our lives, and most important, our happiness. We must take responsibility over our choices, artistic or life concerning. Only that way great masterpieces comes to life.
I'm inviting you to join me on my blog,