Sunday, December 2, 2018

Women of Advent - Tamar

The Women of Advent
is a December Sunday series
spotlighting four women in the genealogy of Jesus.
It begins with the story of Tamar in Genesis: 38.



Tamar married into the house of Judah, but was soon widowed.
Her father-in-law promised Tamar that she would wed his youngest son
 when the boy reached the age of maturity.
In the meantime, Tamar was sent back to live in her father's home.

Eventually, Tamar realized her father-in-law had no intention of fulfilling the promise,
so she disguised herself and tricked him into a sexual union.
She become pregnant.

Upon the birth of twin boys, Tamar secured a legal place in the house of Judah.
Tamar's son Pharez would become the ancestor of King David
and Jesus Christ.

The tribe of Judah would become the most exalted of all the 12 tribes of Israel.


Women of Advent - Tamar
Charcoal on bristol paper / 10X8

Well, I went to bed last night with a sore throat and woke up with an awful cold.
Since this weekly Sunday series follows the online Women of Advent art class, 
 I did an easier charcoal drawing of Tamar to stay on track.

Artist instructor Sheila Atchley demonstrated her first lesson with oil sticks.
She also did a second lesson with gold gesso.
I would like to do those before the end of Advent.

Hope to see you next Sunday.


63 comments:

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    1. Me, too, Sandi.
      I'm glad I wasn't born a woman in that time period.

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  2. Interesting story of Tamar and a gorgeous piece. Feel better soon Chris.

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  3. You are off to a great start, even if you aren't feeling well. I am going now to read more about Tamar. She was beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful drawing. Lively. Tamar's story new to me.

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  5. Gorgeous portrait, Chris, and an interesting story. Get better soon!

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  6. A wonderful paint Chris.
    So nice!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  7. Praying that you are better soon.

    Wonderful drawing/painting; and story.

    Happy Advent. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Victor. Appreciate it.
      Happy Advent to you! And God bless you, too!

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  8. I hope you feel better soon, Chris!!! ❤️ You did an incredible job on Tamar....so beautiful!!!

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  9. Beautiful artwork! My mom said she almost named me Tamar. I hope you feel all better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Debra!
      And Tamar is a beautiful name, but so is Debra :)

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  10. Get well soon dear Chris!
    Take good care of yourself!
    A really beautiful portrait - it seems Tamar was a clever woman! Well done Tamar!


    Big hugs, Susi

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  11. I hope you will be ok very soon!
    Your portrait of Tamar is adorable.
    and thanks for the story of Tamar.

    All the best for you
    Beate

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  12. Please take care, Chris. Lovely portrait! I'm working on the portrait. Come over! Here in Sydney, it's summer. Evening or mid night is cool and quiet. Good for job, an artist's working hours?! Cheers, Sadami

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  13. Chris, I so hope you get better. Not a good feeling. Thanks for coming by my blog. I thought to put that out there as I just can't remember the name of the site. It was a pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks, Barbra Joan.
      Hope someone remembers the name of the site :)

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  14. Many thanks for sharing the story of Tamar, and I do like your portrait here.
    Hoping you feel better soon.

    All the best Jan

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  15. A good start Chris! It is a beautiful sensitive drawing,I look forward to seeing it finished. Hope you are feeling well again soon.

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  16. A very nice start, Chris. I hope you feel better soon.

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  17. I want a quick improvement, around here we also have that flu virus so common in winter, I've already passed it.
    Nice drawing, fresh and spontaneous, sure will be beautiful.
    Greetings.

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  18. Chris - What a great drawing - she is lovely. I have read Tamar's story often and isn't it amazing how God's purposes unfold even when deceit is practiced. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie.
      Yes, it is amazing when you see the big picture :)

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  19. She is simply lovely, my friend. And I am so sorry to hear you have a cold. I hope you feel 100% better soon!

    Sending hugs your way!

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  20. A very good and soft portrait of a strong young Lady. I love the story about Tamar.
    But I feel sorry about your illness. It is now again season for such diseases.
    Wish you to become healthy soon. Take care of you.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you, Sabine! I love Tamar's story, too.
      Big hugs back to you!
      Chris

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  21. Beautiful portrait with very expressive eyes . This is the season for sore throats and colds , hope you are feeling better now !

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  22. Love it's simplicity! Beautiful! Tamar= date(the fruit) in Hebrew!

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    1. Thank you, Carol.
      And thank you for the translation :)

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  23. lovely story of Tamar.
    Hope fully, your sore throats are gone, and you are feeling better now.
    have a great day

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    1. Thank you, Tanza.
      Yes, the sore throat is gone :)

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  24. Chris, this is just stunning! The story of Tamar is quite familiar and it is wonderful to see your interpretation of her! Such a talent, you have! And I do hope you are feeling much better by now. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks very much, Debby!
      Appreciate your lovely comment. And yes, I'm feeling much better!

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  25. hope you feel better soon

    I know nothing about these religious people (bit of a heathen lol), but the face is nicely drawn :)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. And I do feel lots better.

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  26. Absolutely fantastic is your drawing!
    ... and I send you wishes for a quick recovery!
    warm regards Ulrike

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  27. Just had to smile. A 21st century woman. Love it .

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  28. I am sorry that you are feeling ill dear Chris!

    My heartfelt prays for your speedy recovery and perfect health my friend!

    This is divine art!!!

    Sad story of woman who had to make tough choice for her RIGHT.

    Take Great care of yourself and get well soon !

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    1. Thank you,Baili! I'm feeling much better.
      And thank you for the comment about Tamar. I wouldn't want to have walked in her shoes.

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  30. Your charcoal drawing is gorgeous!! What an expression!
    I wish you a soon recovery of your cold!
    Best regards, Rike xx

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