Painting Israel!

Starting a new piece today that’s based on this sketch I drew at the Sea of Galilee while on our trip to Israel and Egypt. Please keep in mind as you read through my blog, you may click on any image to see an enlargement.

One of the highlights of the trip for me, as well as several others, was an early morning cruise on the same body of water that Jesus and the disciples traveled.

Pastor Doug’s devotion was special, his words accentuated by the awesome vista of Mount Arbel in the distance. I wonder how many times Jesus, James, John, Peter and Andrew watched the sunlight dance across these very same mountains? I don’t imagine they’ve changed much in over 2000 years, this is the same mountainous profile they saw every time they crossed the Sea of Galilee. I get goosebumps thinking of it.

Let’s get to work! First the horizon line and silhouette of the distant mountains are drawn with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original. Then the basic shapes of the layers of shoreline are indicated.

Bougainvillea covered rocks will provide a brilliant splash of color in the foreground.

Our boat sails onto the canvas and we’re ready to begin painting. Please come back for the next session and follow along!

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4 Responses to “Painting Israel!”

  1. Jody Says:

    Love it Mikki! I was there November 2019. So love Israel! Your painting will bring back good memories.

  2. Don Dillard Says:

    Beautiful sketch ✍️ 👍👍😀looking forward as you progress 👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏 Sent from my iPhone

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