12×9 original pastel on sanded La Carte paper

Normally my contrast between lights and darks is overwhelmingly intense.  I took it a little easy in this painting.  Mollie is a soft and gentle mother.  She is has no nervous energy.  She is steady, rock-like.  I am blessed to be around her once a week and to see her faith.  I got bold and asked her how she handled four children, and she said very assuredly that God helped her because there was no way she could do it without the help.