We celebrate the salvation of the Jews from the wicked Haman, through the leadership of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, during the joyous holiday of Purim.
In the Streets
I enjoy observing and sketching people in the streets of Jerusalem and Beer Sheva at Purim time.
I have sketched Jews playing musical instruments and dancing in the street, many of them in fancy dress costumes. I have also drawn people carrying, giving and receiving Purim baskets and gifts. I have seen people begging for charity and others giving it. I have noticed people eating, or carrying hamentaschen cookies (‘Haman’s ears’), and carrying bottles of wine. These are the people that you will see in my Purim art work.
Anemones in Bloom
I love the spring month of Adar, when the anemones are in bloom in the Negev desert. I have painted desert hills in ‘Purim in the Negev’ covered with these beautiful flowers, some of which are in close up at the front of the canvas.
See also, ‘Purim, Giving’, and ‘Chasid Uplifted’ in the LINO CUTS GALLERY
See ‘Purim, Machane Yehudah’ in the MINIATURES GALLERY
The originals of the oil paintings are available.