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Miriam II - Color Study

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

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

Charcoal Drawing

The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger

if her sibling is in trouble.

Clara Ortega


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.

Celeste Ng

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.

James Agee

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