Heat Wave

Here in Israel we have had our first taste of a very hot summer to come. These two paintings are from the last couple of days, when the sky has gone yellow and hazy, filled with sand blown in from the desert and some very humid air. I started several other ones, but I am displeased about them at the moment – I will see if I can rescue them from their doomed voyage to the world of unsuccessful paintings. An hour after working on the self-portrait with floral blouse, the kitten got up from the salmon sheets and knocked over the mirror, shattering it to pieces.

Self-Portrait with Floral Blouse

Salmon Lover