3.5 x 2.5 inches
I couldn't sleep tonight, so I came downstairs to paint. I have a collection of wonderful old family photos from a portrait client that I can pull inspiration from at any time. I just love the candid photos that indicate such a happy and fulfilled life - yet I am still an outsider, so whatever I cannot see in the photo I can freely use artistic license to create on my own.
This incredibly patient client has been waiting for quite some time for me to paint a few ACEOs for her, so I was happy to get started on this one. Because the original photo is old with low resolution, I had every excuse to use loose washes and simple lines. The client will always remember this moment in time, so I wanted to recreate it with a more fairytale feel to it, like a painting in a favourite children's storybook. I am very happy with this and feel it will be a lovely keepsake for her (grown-up) little girl in years to come.
I'm thinking that it would make a lovely print in any little girl's room...