St. Catherine’s Monastery, in the Sinai peninsula, has been a centre for religious pilgrimages for over fifteen hundred years. My husband visited here with a friend in 2003 and came back with lots of lovely photographs. I couldnt make it as we had visitors at home. I hope to make it there someday too.
The only thing that I’m getting comfortable painting is faces. No landscapes, not even the rest of the figure. I’ve decided that I need to put in some more work in these areas. This was one of the photographs that I’d set aside. You can see a similar reference online. It’s at the bottom of the page.
The monastery looks balanced at the edge of a precipice. In reality the monastery is at the bottom of a hill. The hill where Moses is supposed to have received the 10 commandments.