© 2013 Debi Coleman
This is number 2 in the Adoption is Beautiful series entitled “I Loved You Before I Knew You”. Here the mother leopard is portrayed loving and protecting her baby, before she’s even gotten to fully meet it.
The egg in this series is intended to be seen as a precious package, a new life adopted and welcomed into a family. The identity of the egg is left intentionally nebulous because my focus at this point in these paintings is on the emotions and commitment of the adoptive parents. Adoptive parents are special people that begin to love these children as soon as they hear that they are going to have the privilege of bringing them in and making them a part of their family. It is my desire to honor that commitment and portray it for the children, that they might know they were wanted and loved before they were ever even known.
The painting is done in watercolor on paper and measures 12×16. Hope you enjoy this one and there’s more coming soon. 🙂