Sunday, January 12, 2020

Israel is starting to look even further away than next November

Sea of Galilee from Mt. Arbel
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2020 Charlene Brown

Besides being very scenic, the area between Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee is of great significance as the location of many historical events, from Biblical times to modern day conflicts.

The University of Victoria trip to Israel I hope to participate in next November will touch on several of these but is unlikely to present such paintable views as I have cobbled together (from photographs on the internet) for this painting.

Unfortunately, the whole trip is looking less and less likely to take place, following last week’s horrifying developments in the Middle East.