I recently finished this portrait that I call “Flower Girl”. Her grandmother commissioned me to paint her older sister a few years ago and now it was her turn. We had such a fun time taking photos, this precious little girl followed instructions beautifully. She gave me two or three lovely expressions and then would break out into a silly pose. I captured this one and couldn’t resist painting it.
I painted it to have as a sample of my work to show potential clients. I’m participating in a group show at the end of this month and I wanted a great eye-catching sample portrait. The parents and grandmother have not yet chosen the pose they want, they may decide they love this painting OR choose a more serious pose for me to paint. I would love to paint this darling girl again.