Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cypress Trees - Acrylic on Canvas, by Jerusalem artist Chanan Mazal.
ברושים בשדות - ציור אקרילי של האומן הירושלמי חנן מזל

My first larger painting of Cypress trees on canvas. Based on my first gouache painting of this series, it was created in calmness. The trees and fields have inverted color perspectives. The trees are lighter, warmer and purer in the foreground, the fields are the opposite. This confuses our perception of depth, flattening the image. Distance is restored by both the decrease in size of the far trees and their placement on the top of the canvas.

My subsequent paintings in this series became more expressive, freely painted and layered. Even wild.