With this paiting I was trying to capture the emotions I felt when I met my children for the very first time.  That overwhelming feeling of joy, mixed with dreams, wonder, thankfulness and the little spots of uncertainty, fear, can-I-do-this, then back to contentment and awe.  A mixture of overwhelming feelings.  Carefully trying to contain it somehow.

Motherhood  series


Original oilpainting on A3 watercolour paper


Meeting you for the first time

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