Inspired by a scene from Exodus: Gods and Kings
Arches 140lb cold pressed paper; Schminke pan paints
We saw the move Exodus: Gods and Kings the other day. Ofcourse, the CGI spectales are amazing. There was a short scene where Moses looks up at the mountain where he would speak with God. The scene stuck in my mind, thus the painting.
My only complaint with the movie, which I also had with the Charlton Heston version, is that no where is it mentioned that God intentionally hardened the Pharoah's heart. The movies seem to make the story about how God decided to free his people from slavery, but I always wondered why God didn't just have the Pharoah burn up in a ball of flame, or simply drop dead from a heart attack. But over the years, I've come to appreciate that even though God could have done all that, that it would not have been the same story. God would have just slapped the shit out of the Pharoah, burned his eyeballs out, and the Hebrews would have gone their way.
Sometimes, God hardens people's hearts, to make things more challenging, and to make you appreciate that sometimes, folks will do things that will bother the hell out of me, and I just rationalize that, for whatever reason, God has hardened that person's heart.