This weekend was Rosh HaShanah – the Jewish new year. The new year lasts two days and is a time of reflection on how to make the next year a better one and has long prayers. In fact already the week beforehand has Slihot prayers that we say before the regular morning prayers. Now that Rosh HaShanah is over we carry on with the Slihot till Yom Kippur.
Anyway, why am I telling you all this? In order to explain why I’m not getting any painting done. It’s kind of hard getting up at 5:00 in the morning foir prayers, working a full day, getting ready for the holidays and painting. Excuses, excuses….
So in the evening after Shabbat (Saturday sabbath) that immediately followed Rosh HaShanah I got out my canvas that I primed with gesso last week and sketched in the start of the new painting in charcoal. Not much progress, but as much as I managed to get done. Next move is to sketch over that in paint. Hopefully on Tuesday I’m going to get some time to make some more progress (today I was at a kindergarten beginning-of-year meeting, tomorrow is supermarket night.