Gouache is the Cinderella of painting media. So versatile and so underestimated. Unlike the previous post, with works on canvas, these colors look accurate, at least on my screen.
The bowl was painted in June, and the bottles in October. The latter has since been interpreted in canvas. Both began with wild, quick yellow green brushstrokes, covering the entire frame.
Original gouache paintings by Jerusalem artist Chanan Mazal
I was born in the US, and have been living and creating in Jerusalem since 1980. At times, I feel like an acrobat, bouncing between two competing, yet complementary cultures. Likewise, my artwork is a balancing act: I juggle my commitments to serious artistic concerns, and to Jewish traditions and beliefs, with pleasure from adventures in colour, pattern and temperament.