Portrait of the Pregnant Artist

Here is the final painting for the Spring Salon. I might do a few little touchups here and there after I show my teacher, but for the most part it is done. Whew. Baby, you can come any time now.

I told you I was going to do a comparison of the original painting and this painting, but I was sanding down boards the other day so I could use them for new paintings, and half way through sanding the original painting, I realized I hadn’t taken a photo of it! By then it was too late. So this is all you get.


I’m still trying to come up with a good name for this painting…not sure exactly what to call it. Any good suggestions?

  • This isn't very modest Merrick. Well, at least you're not naked! 😉 Just kidding!

  • I LOVE this, Merrick! I can see someone buying this to put in their baby's room or something. it's so beautiful of you, and it's also a painting that any expectant mother can identify with.

  • sam

    how about….AWESOMENESS?

    you like? me too 😉

  • "Anticipation"?

    "Waiting"?

    "Holding Baby-to-be"?

    It's lovely, Merrick.

  • Beautiful.

  • Murock… Can I ask you now to paint me when I'm pregnant?? Well… as long as I'm not a weird looking prego. You are gorgeous and have done an amazing job. I LOVE to watch you get even better with every painting. Amazing. Love you lady

  • just breathetaking!