IMAGE OF THE WEEK
© D. Yael Bernhard
Happy 2017! I always try to draw or paint something on New Year’s Day, just to make the first day a good one. So today, I drove up to the spot and worked in my car, shielded from the cold January wind. I only had time for a sketch, but got to fulfill the beginning of a New Year’s resolution: to capture in every season a particular barn shed up the road from my house.
The shed sits across the street from the home of friends who, it just so happens, I met thirty years ago this month. Their land stretches across the road, and includes this shed, which sits quietly through the seasons in dilapidated dignity: now swathed in snow, now wreathed in goldenrod, surrounded by wild oregano and queen’s ann’s lace, red-tipped saplings . . . it’s always changing. Once, I saw a white weasel emerge from under a sumac bush by the shed. And for years now, driving past, I have wanted to capture it.
This is the year. Just a sketch, for now. More to come.
A good 2017 to all!
THE JEWISH EYE 2017 / 5777 Calendar of Art