April 4, 2016


18 x 24    I met this little beauty on Valentine's Day, while working at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, where I love to spend my Sundays as a volunteer docent. She was with her mom and I was so inspired--I just had to ask permission to photo and paint her.  Let me tell you, she was a JOY to paint...until I got to the face!  At first attempt she was looking older than her real age of two.  Many stressful frustrating and millimeter brush strokes later--I was happy with the final result.  It's not perfect for sure, but I do love the loose gesture of it all.  Sweet, stylish Mia!

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