This was my first painting for 2017.
Inspired by a sense of new life… new beginnings, a new dawn arising.
As I painted, it felt like a sense of “morning light” cascading down onto me… and I thought of all the women who desire to feel this new dawn emerging from within.
She ended up looking very reflective and I decided to let it be because the truth is that when a new dawn is calling, there are many reflective moments as we burn away the old and welcome in the new. So much courage happens as we illuminate what is truth for us.
This painting was emotionally a challenging one to create but once I surrendered at the canvas… everything became Guided…. She was asking to be given a voice and would not settle for a different image. I did a lot of process painting on paper before creating her.
I am in awe of how painting can heal so much within.
Because when we paint, we give a voice to something inside of ourselves and also another woman that she may not have found words for yet…
Because every woman deserves to feel beautiful. Every woman deserves to remember her sacred essence.
Welcome 2017. May you feel like morning light has arrived.
She is available from my etsy shop as an original painting. You can also request a print and a journal with this image as the cover as well.