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Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Artist's Statement:

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.

Marianne Williamson

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?

Oscar Wilde

De Profundis

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.

Amanda Richardson


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