Here is the finished painting.( See Recent Post: Painting update- from May 8 )

I am happy with the end result. It has the feel that I was trying to capture. After giving birth there is this strong, amazing emotion. Fierce, but not violent. Try looking up at the sun and closing your eyes. What you “see” behind your closed eyes, the smoldering intensity, it feels kind of like that. At least it did for me.

And by a strange coincidence this week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Baby”, so I thought this was appropriate.

Hope you like it.

My thanks to everyone who left a comment about my last IF post, ( back in October! )hearing feedback from my peers is very rewarding! 🙂