It took me years of painting in different methods and techniques travelling through different countries experimenting with different types of light until I have developed my own approach. - I owe much of my education to teachers like Israel Hirshberg, ken kewelly, Stuart shills, Yael Scalia Lennart Anderson,& I was inspired by painters like Thomas Eakins, Edwin Dickinson, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Nicolas Poussin, Johannes Vermeer, Hans Holbein, and so many others that I
1. Where did you first find your passion for painting? I have been drawing and painting before I learned to speak. There are photos of me from age 3 painting with an easel. I was encouraged by my mother to do so, I was always very visual oriented. 2. How has your upbringing informed your painting practice? I always drew and scribbled superheroes, dragons and imaginary figures. At first it was a very innate, instinctive, inexplicable reaction towards reality! At age 12 for som
Good bye tel Aviv-Yafo ,
you are beautiful,
it was great!!!
A special thanks to my friends that made my visit worth wild and more pleasurable, Here is a few photos of paintings I did of the rocks where (according to the Greek mythology) Andromeda was chained to the rocks, and set free by Perseus.
Now there is a huge mosque there, it is quite beautiful, And here is a photo of a pompei fresco of preseus freeing Andromeda, thank you to my friend Jonathan Beker for telling
My first Sea scape of tel Aviv yafo, The ocean is so soothing and calming in the background, no one could have bothered me even if they wanted. The sun came out in the east and I was afraid I was going to burn but luckily a few clouds protected me, Il post photos of the paintings in the upcoming days. Tel Aviv-Yafo rocks, #samrachamin #oilpainting #TelAviv-Yafo #contemporaryrealism #realisticpainting #classicalrealism #waves #catchingwaves #mediterranean #sea #ocean #israe
“Abraham’s prophesy" oil on linen 81x82 This is the first commission painting I have ever made, it is also the first biblical painting I was asked to do, it is a painting of “Abraham’s prophesy”. Since the budget of the commission was limited, I based the mane figure in the foreground on a sketch of the sculpture of the boxer at rest (that I did a few years back in Rome). I usually stay away from narrative painting but was willing to try as long as the painting was appealin
I stared painting & didn't realize this was going to become a demonstration painting. Paris is truly beautiful in the summer, Join me on my tours and workshops, make your own souvenirs from your visit to Paris, Improve your painting skills or learn from scratch. All information is at https://www.samrachamin.com/workshops-outdoor-painting #samrachamin #oilpainting #contemporaryrealism #realisticpainting #classicalrealism #France #Paris #artist #pleinair #artteacher #frencharti
I feel so fortunate to live in a cultural center, to be able to share my love for art and painting with other people. thank you Lindsey for joining my tour in the louver, wish we had more time to sketch together. #nympheanchyrroe #louvre #sketch #museum #workshop #art #samrachamin #Greeksculpture #romansculpture #
It feels good to be back in Paris, And paint these quick premier coups, la camionette a la villette Huile sur toile 27x33 #premiercoup #camionette #lavillette #samrachamin #realism #oilpainting #landscape #water #reflections #truck
This trip to London I got to see Turner’s larger body of work in the Tate Britain, and I realize how wrong I was (didn’t like him before) or how partially I understood him, I still prefer John constable to him, but his ambition, the shear amount of work and the quality was incredible. I prefer his earlier work since it bared the influence of the old masters (Claude laurin ) he was trying to emulate and successfully compete with. some realistic seascapes we're also beyond word
Going back to Paris after painting in Avignon with Julian , (it was great). I got to paint @bram.thijs that is an amazing chef, bar tender and friend, here is the painting I made of him. Oil on linen mounted on wood 25x35 #goodfood #cocktailmaster #barman #oilpainting #pleinairpainter #art #samrachamin #fineart #blueeyes #avignon #france #privatecollection
this year I was selected among 29 other artists as finalists (out of more then 4450 participants) at the ASHURST Emerging artists prize. they requested that I answer a few questions about the painting that I applied with "Auto portrait in Paris 2019" . I usually don’t like to speak instead of my paintings, I believe the painting should transcend visually what the painter wants to say, but I will point out a few anecdotes that are important to me: - I was born in Israel a cou