A New Father

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of a new father
A New Father

My brother sent us wonderful photos of his newest grandchild, including the one this sketch is based on.  I did not succeed in doing justice to the preciousness of the child or the pride of the father, but I like this painting anyway. There is something about the way the young father is looking off into the distance that suggests he is feeling the weight of his new responsibilities, and it is a look I recognize. It may be that some of the worries I felt as a new mother became imposed on my nephew’s face. In any case, I like this sketch.

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3 Responses to A New Father


    This is so adorable..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sheila Greer says:

    LOVE this, it is full of emotion (protectiveness, terror, and hope and wonder. Wonderful work, Sarah!! XO


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