Jerusalem

(Watercolors)
 

These paintings of Jerusalem were done from 2001-2007.  Most of the sketches as well.

 

 

 

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A LOVE POEM TO JERUSALEM

 

I am writing a poem to you

Jerusalem the Beautiful

Wondering if it’s possible

That when God created you

He knew

I would fall in love with you

The moment I saw you

Forty-five years ago

 

Did he plant you in my dreams to create

A longing, an ache

For a place I’d never seen?

Until I was compelled to come to you

And walked your streets with such familiarity

That it must be

We’ve known each other for centuries

Perhaps for Eternity

 

Once, strangely, I saw me

Running in front of me

Wearing a white linen garment

Disappearing round a corner

In the Armenian Quarter…

 

Did God create your stones and gates

Your flowers and trees especially for me?

Knowing then

I would be inspired to paint them

Did he create your sweet clear air

To intoxicate me?

 

Often I am certain he is next to me

As I skip down the streets

Pleased with my elation

At the beauty of his creation

In the Spring especially

As my eyes bless the blossoms

Of the almond trees

And marvel at the carpets

Of wild flowers

And dance in the rain

For endless hours

 

My heart beats in tandem

To your heart’s rhythm

Jerusalem

My soul belongs to you

Now, at sixty-two

I am even more in awe of you

 

In the entire history

Of this exquisite City

I am absolutely certain

No one has loved you

More than I do

 

Moon Forest

Moon Forest

Watercolor 2001 50 x 32.5 cm $800

Window in Sergei courtyard

Window in Sergei courtyard

Watercolor 2003 19 x 28 cm $350

Street in Old City

Street in Old City

Watercolor 2003 19 x 28 cm $350

In Old City Jerusalem

In Old City Jerusalem

Watercolor 2003 14 x 19 cm $200

Greek Orthodox monastry

Greek Orthodox monastry

Watercolor 2003 28 x 38 cm $600

Doors in Sergei Courtyard Jerusalem

Doors in Sergei Courtyard Jerusalem

Watercolor 2002 19 x 28 cm $300

Even Yisrael neighbourhood

Even Yisrael neighbourhood

Watercolor 2001 35 x 50 cm $790

Rooftops in the Old City

Rooftops in the Old City

Watercolor 2001 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Stream at Ein Hemed

Stream at Ein Hemed

Watercolor 2004 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Steps in Old City

Steps in Old City

Watercolor 2003 28 x 37.5 cm $600

Cyclamens in Ein Karem

Cyclamens in Ein Karem

Watercolor 2001 23 x 35 cm $500

Narcissi

Narcissi

Watercolor 2003 23 x 35 cm $500

In Ein Karem

In Ein Karem

Watercolor 2000 50 x 35 cm $875

Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

Watercolor 2003 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Towards the German Colony

Towards the German Colony

Watercolor 2001 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Building in Sergei Courtyard

Building in Sergei Courtyard

Watercolor 2000 37.5 x 28 cm $675

German colony

German colony

Watercolor 2001 50 x 35 cm $790

Gate in the German Colony

Gate in the German Colony

Watercolor 2002 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Sunset over Mevasseret

Sunset over Mevasseret

Watercolor 2006 37.5 x 28 cm $675

Sabras in Ein Karem

Sabras in Ein Karem

Watercolor 2001 37.5 x 28 cm $675

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