Rosh Hoshana/weekend work

Today is Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish New Year and beginning of the High Holy Days. We will spend the day quietly; it is a beautiful day and my husband and I will take a walk soon. I am fervently hoping for peace in our troubled nation and in the world.

I’ve been working on canvas board lately, using elements cut out of other (failed) paintings and creating collages. The boards take glue well and also gouache and acrylic paint. I showed the top one to a neighbor and she thought it looked like Alaska, so I gave it that title.

I hope everyone has a good week. Nina

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34 responses to “Rosh Hoshana/weekend work”

  1. Prior... says :

    I like your work and for some reason – the second one looks like Arizona to me! And I looked for a bit
    Also – the top one does feel Alaska like and good work there


  2. Teagan Riordain Geneviene says :

    I love what you did with the collage, Kerfe. I love the colors and contrast. The placement of curves among other shapes leads my eyes around the entire canvas. Beautifully done.
    I know collages are hard work. I make my book covers and they are image collages. Hugs on the wing.

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  3. neil reid says :

    I love your imagining. And yes, peace be our hearts.


  4. memadtwo says :

    These are so wonderfully organic and mysterious. Like ancient myths. Happy New Year to you. xxoo K


  5. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    The title works. The colors are reminiscent of indigenous art of the northwest. I like the flowyness of the compositions.


  6. equinoxio21 says :

    Happy “Rosheshana”. (I’d never seen it written before. That’s the spelling I thought it was.)
    And yes, may your New Year bring some peace everywhere…
    ‘Like your work.
    I’ll be back.


  7. Laura Bloomsbury says :

    Love it – to me it looks like Mexico and something of a D. H. Lawrence’s ‘plumed serpent’ ~ Shana Tova


  8. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections says :

    Beautiful work and I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. A belated Happy Rosh Hoshana.


  9. sunhesper says :

    L’Shana Tova! I hope your walk is as beautiful and colorful as these paintings! And peace is always a good hope to travel with.


  10. philgomm says :

    The vibrancy of stained glass!


  11. robertawrites235681907 says :

    HI Nina, I hope you had a lovely celebration and a good walk. It sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Your artwork is great, I like the first painting best. Their is something quite whimsical about it.


  12. Claudia McGill says :

    These are mysterious. Prompting reflection.


  13. msjadeli says :

    I like that title, it fits. I like the fullness of the work, the yellow and blue together, and I swear the golden object in the center looks like an orenda (soul.)


  14. Lisa Bernard says :

    Shana tova and I wish you a meaningful fast and inscription for a year of health and peace.


  15. madpainter23 says :

    I love your work! It’s inspired me to try gouache and collage on board – I’ve only tried paper.


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