Gareth Naylor

Atmospheric paintings of Japan

Watercolor painting of a mother sitting on a chair and holding her daughter. Both are asleep.

Paintings of mother and baby

Watercolor painting of a mother sitting on a chair and holding her daughter. Both are asleep.
“Perfect peace”

In 2012 my daughter Annie was born. 

And every day I would see these wonderful scenes of mother and baby together.

So I did a lot of sketches and sometimes even a few paintings. 

Here are two of the paintings and a sketch.

I especially like the painting above of mother and baby sleeping together.

For me, it is an image of perfect peace.

I know that I didn’t paint the baby’s face very well but I still think it is a good painting.

Watercolor painting of a mother sitting on a chair and holding her baby.
“Mother and child”

Here is another painting of mother and baby but this time awake. 

I’m so grateful for those net curtains in both paintings as they provide a beautiful background.

Pencil sketch of a mother sitting on a chair and holding her daughter. Both are asleep.
“Mother and child sleeping”

And here is a pencil drawing of mother and baby that I am quite pleased with. 

I think my wife’s face doesn’t look very relaxed in this drawing. 

In actuality, I think it was. 

But I’m showing this drawing despite that because I still think it is a very good drawing and full of very exciting and energetic strokes.

That’s all,

Gareth.