The Light In Her Eyes ~ New Painting

I've been sitting, off and on, with this painting from my study of women praying.

Like most of the paintings in this series,

I paint and paint and sit and paint and keep coming back
until I reach this point when I just let my brush drop
in response to the heart-dancing stillness inside...

the point when I can't seem to take my eyes away.

That's when I know she's breathing a life of her own. 
That's when I know the light.
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This painting::  
The Light In Her Eyes. Acrylic and such on 11"x14" vellum bristol.