This posting is the first of three charcoals showing individual triplets, two boys and a girl, at the age of four. The preternatural solemnity in each portrait reflects past circumstances of great familial difficulty followed by great familial love, support, and understanding.
This portrait is of one of the two boys, about to open a present, after which his expression changed from solemn anticipation to simple happiness.
14 x 11 in
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same
first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power,
which no subsequent connections can supply . . .
Every child comes with the message that
God is not yet discouraged of man.
Nobel Prize Laureate, Literature (2013)
In the end, only God can see the heart of an individual
and distinguish the difference between legalistic deadweight
and the passion of holy solemnity.
contemporary author and poet
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.