Then G-d said, “Let there be light!” and there was light.
“Speak to Aaron and say to him: When you erect the lamps, the seven lamps are to illuminate the area in front of the menorah.” Nbr 8:2
The true light, coming into the world, gives light to every man. Jn 1:9
And out from the throne come flashes of lightning and rumblings and clashes of thunder – and seven torches of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of G-d. Rev 4:5
I have a collection of faces in my ancestors folder. Peter Johnson, my great- grandfather, immigrated from Sweden and lived in Two Harbors, MN. Less is known of the younger lady found in the box of heirlooms – possibly a close friend or distant relative? If anyone recognizes her please contact me.
this is one of the seven species mentioned as evidence of fruitfulness in the promised land.
a land of wheat and barley, vines, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey. Deut 8:8
sometimes I try a different style, and do it quickly to see where it leads. starting with the earlier idea of light being ethereal, this was done on rough paper using crayon to pull out the highlights before applying watercolor– a wax resist technique. I envisioned it through a water-soaked lens as the lights played on reflections. eventually I gave it as a wedding gift for friends.
I like doing portraits. here are a handful of black and white drawings from the past year or two of interesting people I’ve run across.
contact me if you would like something done for your friends or family.
again, for comparison here you will find the photo my wife took.