20" x 16"
Oil on hardwood Panel
When I started painting Gwen and laying in her hair, it was enjoyable and I looked for another chance to work more with hair in an interesting way.
I quickly realized that there were many options because all our daughters also have beautiful hair. However Gwen and Quinn were on the scooters together and working on Gwen I also had many photos of Quinn.
So I sketched in this profile pose of Quinn and started working on her hair.
For a little peanut she has a lot of hair with drama.
The background here just evolved, I laid down an under-painting and kept working in layers until I liked the effect. Perhaps I wouldn't have chosen it if I had just laid out the colors on the palette at the beginning.