Masada Series

The Masada series is a group of paintings that were inspired by the ancient frescos at Masada, in Israel. I have used the earthen colors, the textures and the line work that was visible in the walls. Many of the forms that I was able to visualize from the walls looked to me like animals, birds and even the shape of a woman that appeared to be climbing a mountain. The paintings were created using any of a combination of acrylic paint, gesso, modeling paste, fiber paste, sand, salt, and charcoal applied with brushes and palette knives.