watercolor, 6" x 6"
I don't do many paintings of people, but this picture of my niece was just too cute for me to not try.
There were lots of giggles on an early spring afternoon, running around and around her grandmother's backyard. There were so many adorable pictures to choose from! I liked this one because of the gesture of her hands as she was laughing and the fact that she wasn't looking at me.
Portraits are so hard and I made a conscious effort to not over work or over think it. I stopped before I really thought it was done and came back to it a while later. Working on the less-is-more theory, I only cleaned up some edges and created small shadows. I did not think about every hair and eyelash, and ultimately I think it turned out well!