"Fatherly Love" is a 16x20" watercolor painting on canvas, part of my Motherhood Collection.
The flowers in the painting take the form of a newborn infant, and each flower in the bundle has a unique meaning relating either to the parent or the baby.
Althea Frutex: "Consumed by Love"
Indian Jasmine: "I Attach Myself To You"
Primrose: "Early Youth", "I Can't Live Without You"
Milkvetch: "Your Presence Softens My Pains"
Viburnum: "I Die If Neglected"
I wanted to show the delicacy of the newborn and the strength of the father with this imagery. By painting directly onto canvas instead of paper, the colors retain even more vibrancy than usual. The paintng has been varnished to prevent any damage or fading.