Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Jerusalem & Abstract (New Work)

I've tried to capture the ancient city of Jerusalem with the crowded streets and cluster of houses. I'm very influenced by Byzantine mosaics, since I lived in Rome at the age of 23 attending the Academy of Fine Arts. I visited many churches and it has left a lasting impression on my work.

Ancient Jerusalem #2
W8" x H10"
Acrylic on Canvas
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This little painting reflects the intertwined roads, highways and biways around the city. New Yorkers are a very fast moving population and this painting is an expression of this energy.

W6" x H4"
Acrylic on Canvas
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Jerusalem & Orchid (new work)

I bought this orchid in a street fair in Chelsea. It was love at first sight! I knew I had to have it. After several weeks it's still blooming. Don't be afraid to buy an orchid, they don't need that much care.

Private Collection in Israel

White Orchid with Purple Spots
W6" x H8"
Acrylic on Canvas

Jerusalem is always in my mind and in my heart. I spent two weeks in Israel in May and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I felt at home.

Private Collection in Charleston, S. Carolina

Silver Moon over Jerusalem
W8" x H6"
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, July 6, 2007

New York Impressions (New Work)

These two paintings are my impressions of my environment - New York City, particularly at night is exciting, with its neon lights and reflections on the Hudson river. At the moment I'm painting in an abstract style because it gives me freedom to express my feelings about the city that I have now been living in for 57 years.

I find New York's scenery exciting - always new and refreshing. The colors are drawn from my youth in Yugoslavia where the costumes were full of vibrant colors that the peasants wore to the marketplace. The colors also just come from my daily life, walking on the street and seeing gardens and markets.

New York Impressions 1
W12" x H8"
Acrylic on Canvas
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New York Impressions 2
W12" x H9"
Acrylic on Canvas
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