Updated: Sep 13, 2021
This color study shows Miriam a little older than in the painting posted last Friday. She has now followed her baby brother, Moses, in his basket of reeds, along the banks of the Nile, to a swampy area where he will be rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter.
My model for this color study is another of the remarkable sisters I mentioned in last Friday’s posting. These three sisters are similar enough in appearance to serve as models for the same historical person, while each sister imparts her own, distinctive character.
Miriam II - Color Study
Oil on Canvas
13.5 x 10.5 in
Miriam Watching Over Her Baby Brother, Moses
in the Reeds of the Nile
The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger
if her sibling is in trouble.
When a long, long time later, he stares down at the silent
blue marble of the earth and thinks of his sister,
as he will at every important moment of his life.
He doesn't know this yet,
but he senses it deep down in his core.
So much will happen, he thinks,
that I would want to tell you.
Everything I Never Told You
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 children ~
In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances,
and no matter what parents, the potentiality of
the human race is born again.
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