After the Israelites destroyed their idols, Samuel the priest called them to Mizpah where, "they drew water and poured it out before the Lord (1 Sam. 7:6)." They also fasted and confessed their sins.
Pouring out the water to God was a form of a 'mikvah' or 'baptism'. They were cleansing themselves and returning to God. I really wanted to emphasize the well as a symbol of baptism. It had to be recognizable to children, but still look ancient. To achieve this look, I took a stock photo of an old stone well and used it as an overlay to add texture to the painting. I also made it quite large and brought it to the front, making the well the focal point of the picture.
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