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I have always been so fascinated by ancient Egypt and have wanted to do a painting like this for a long time. This is my version of Isis and Osiris. There is a tragic story behind Osiris and Isis, and how Osiris became the God of the underworld. This image is how I like to think of them, young and in love before they became gods. I looked at some old papyrus images of them for reference. The clothing is a bit different from the references that I looked at. I have two signatures in this work one is my regular and one is painted in Hieroglyphics on the vase.

The sketch for this was done in Painter, the painting was done in Photoshop.


  • Thomas Dodd
    Thomas Doddover 6 years ago

    what a great depiction – love the lighting and glow of this…. and the concept (although I think I can sense Set lurking in the background!)

  • Thats great, I probably should add him in there somewhere in the background. :)

    – Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)

  • Photo11
    Photo11over 6 years ago

    The details are so appreciated. And the lighting – it makes you feel like they’re real because of the close resemblance to people being lighted by candles! Very romantic

  • Thank you very much :), a candle lit glow is exactly what I wanted to achieve.

    – Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)

  • Angela Lo Rosso
    Angela Lo Rossoabout 6 years ago

    This is amazing you did them great justice, I love ancient Egypt t too :)

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Tanya Varga (formerly Tanya Wheeler)

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago
    would look perfect



    please consider…thanking you

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