Exodus 4:1-3 (ANIV)
1 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”
2 Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A staff,” he replied.
3 The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
TIME OF DAY:
As in Exodus 04 – Burning Bush – Scene 02, I have set the time in the late afternoon.
The sun lights the scene from the left.
Notice there is an additional yellow glow on the ground & the left side of the figure of Moses, from the burning bush off to the left.
Three of his goats in the middle distance.
This scene is looking back from the burning bush ground, towards the rock where Moses was sitting in scene Exodus 03 – Burning Bush – Scene 01 – Wonder. You can see that rock behind the dropping wooden staff, with grass around its base.
I used some photographs of Mount Sinai in Egypt to give me some ideas for the design of the landscape.
Here’s the scene without the figure.
Exodus 03 – Burning Bush – Scene 04 – Staff – Landscape