I've really gotten into these Chanukah paintings but doubt I will complete 8 by the right time. What is interesting to me is that I am drawing the Shamash candle, the middle one that lights all the other candles, as a female symbol - when I always thought of it as a male candle (don't ask me why). I am trying to decide if I am bridging the gap between the familiar Christmas female figure and the Jewish symbols.
Or maybe I just like drawing a familiar female figure.
I like that tough little figure holding up her candle to be lit. She's capture my heart.
And oh boy do I need a new light in my scanner!!! That background!