Just as the stars gradually appear as the sky darkens each night, so Sainte Sirius and her pal, Dog Star, appeared while the background of this watercolor painting dried.
Sirius, known as the Dog Star, is the brightest non-planetary light in the sky. The binary star lives in the constellation, Canis Major. Canis means Dog in Latin. This constellation symbolizes a Dog who follows Orion, the Hunter.
Ste. Sirius and Star in the painting are longing for adventure — perhaps a hunt across the starry night with Orion.