Life is good, everything is beautiful
Oil on Canvas, 59 H x 51 W cm / 23.2 H x 20.1 W in
Created by Ofir Hirsh, under the Manati identity in 2011
For no specific reason, I was smiling and laughing to myself, when I entered the studio. “Life is good, everything is beautiful” I said to myself. I had no idea what I was I going to paint, but I knew my process, and I knew that I will probably emphasize what I feel. Sometimes a work takes a few weeks and a few layers to complete. This time, I knew that I will not leave the studio before I’m done, as I had a very decisive sentiment. An old trick to complete an oil painting, with a few layers, quick, without waiting a few days for each layer to dry, is using the palette knife. I used brushes for the first layer, then, I painted over it with the palette knife, keeping some colors ‘clean’, and mixing others with the first layer. I felt like painting the unseen colors of my surroundings in Las-Terrenas; Palm trees, trunks, hills, corals, peddlers in the street, the flowers in my garden and of-course, my love.