Updated: Sep 14, 2021
When I painted this portrait, the model was posing simultaneously for several artists. While ordinarily I determine the pose for the models I paint, this time I had to accept the pose chosen by others. To my eyes, Edward (the model) seemed very somber, almost like a judge contemplating a difficult decision. I struggled a bit to bring that feeling to my painting. I believe I succeeded because, when Edward saw the finished work, he asked to have his
photo taken standing next to the painting.
Oil on Canvas
21.5 x 17.5 in
The soul is the truth of who we are.
author, lecturer, briefly candidate for U.S. President
The final mystery is oneself.
When one has weighed the sun in the balance,
and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the
seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself.
Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?
Art as an Oasis™
Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares
complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.
~ on the strength and beauty of the individual soul ~
In a world where everyone wears a mask,
it’s a privilege to see a soul.
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