20" x 16"
Oil on hardwood Panel
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This cute little mite is my niece, Adalyn.
She has been traveling with her parents recently and some of the photographs caught my interest.
I wanted to make a more colorful infant portrait.
After getting the basic sketch in place, I experimented and played with the colors.
Infants are so helpless, they can't really object no matter how we dress them. Besides I believe she is a bit too sweet to complain.
The green is a Phthalo Emerald color by Gamblin. It is a very powerful hue and I like it better than the more usual thalo green which has more blue in it. The dress has a good bit of Quinacridone Rose although neither are pure at any point on the painting.
I imagine that I will keep looking at it and making small changes however I decided to publish it anyway. After all the changes may make it worse - it's happened before.