Earlier this week I thought about putting up a painting by Marc Chagall to illustrate Hanukkah, but I didn’t see any of Chagall’s that fit what I wanted. Then the light bulb came on in my head: my friend Henry Isaacs! Henry puts a lot of light onto the canvas and some of his paintings appear three-dimensional.
I met Henry back in the early ‘eighties when I would almost trip over his easel while walking home at night. That was during his phase of painting under street lights and in moonlight. Even though he painted in the dark in those days, the light would pour out from behind the canvas in the completed painting.
Henry also shares his talent, and there may be a spot for you in his September 2013 plein air workshop on Little Cranberry Island, co-directed with Ashley Bryan. For more paintings, or info about the workshop, see his website henryisaacs.com or find him on FaceBook at Henry Isaacs Studios.