My lovely friend, Kim, remarked the other day that my painting of the "no name" woman made her think of waiting. That struck a chord with me. Also, someone else mentioned to me that the subject looks like she's bathed in candlelight. Those two things made me think of the saying, "Hope lights a candle in the darkness." And the girl in the painting said, yes. That's me.
So, meet Hope. The title of the painting: Hope Lights a Candle. Here she is with her final detail work.