8″ x 8″ (20 x 20 cm) oil on gessobord panel. To bid on this painting click here.
The painting was slow in coming, and I am not all sure why it took so long. I started it before Christmas. So OK, there was Christmas with all its Christmasy chores, then there was the New Year and a pressure to party, then Shelly went on her epic Israeli trip. Where did the time go…
I am doing a small series under a working title Reflections. The idea is to connect memories with images reflecting in a mirror. I am working on another painting along these lines that is nearly finished.
In this one I hoped to connect to my former country. I tried to work out the anger I still feel even now, almost a quarter of century since I left. When I try to be rational I can come up with things that were good back then, 25 years ago, but list is rather short. I remember being young was fun, ahh… good times we had! Love Russian art, poetry, and music. Hmmm… love how mathematics was taught… Love my memories of hiking, sailing and amazing natural beauty. That’s about it. My other list – the “angry” one – is long and ugly, full of injustice, KGB and empty grocery stores.
The credit for the title of this painting goes to my daughter Shelly. Thank you, Shelly, it was brilliant!