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Firstly, let me just say that the detail in this painting is beyond and it was such a pleasure to create. Challenging but really amazing.
At 19, my school took a trip to Europe. We got to see rich history of Jewish life. We saw the good, bad and the real ugly (of the camps). But what really made a deep impression on me were the Shuls (synagogues). Each one was more magnificent than the next!! Filled with intricate detail and design, I remember feeling mesmerized and struggling to take it all in. It felt so incredible to know that years and years ago, people came into these places to pray. They invested so much of themselves into these places. They built, built... & we keep building! To me, that is the most inspiring thing ever. To be pushed down over and over again, and get up, start again, but not just start again - do it with so much heart and soul, with so much attention to detail and beauty! Also, picking up old sefarim in the Shuls gave me an instant connection to the ones who came before. It’s easier for the mind to go to the 16-17th century, than it is to go to Maatan Torah. Standing in the Shuls gave me the ultimate feeling of Jewish Pride. This is the Spanish Synagogue in Prague painted in watercolor.
Photo Credit: @eliwohlphoto
This watercolor artwork is 12" x 16". It is painted on Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper.
It was created using a limited color palette from Daniel Smith extra fine watercolors, as was the entire collection.
This painting is signed, matted and framed.