Oil on canvas 2 x 2.5 ft
It’s funny how working with the same image again and again makes you really look at it. The drawing on brown paper that I did yesterday suddenly looks hilarious – but yesterday I couldn’t see what was wrong with it. I guess this shows the importance of time in the creative process – leave something alone for a while, and it will eventually tell you what needs doing next. So that’s what I’ll do with this painting – leave it alone for a few days and it will either say ‘It’s OK, I’m finished!’ or ‘Get back to the drawing board’. I wonder which it will be?
I like the way you have cropped close to her head – it draws one in to her face.
I think you’ll stick with this one. The composition is wonderful.
What an adorable image! Is she going to get the RED shoes then? Looking forward to seeing the end results…
You always choose the most touching, tender images, Kay! This is one that is so precious!!!!!! I LOVE all three studies though I think I’m partial to the brown paper bag for some reason … and red shoes — doesn’t every little girl dream of those magic slippers!!! GRAND job, cara!