I finished the painting this morning. One of the things I most enjoyed creating was the contrast between the background and the child but playing with light is always such a joy when working in transparent watercolour too. I wanted to create the backlighting to add to the dreamy feel of the finished piece.
I am still unsure about the title. I like 'Innocent Curiosity' or 'An Inquiring Mind' for the child aspect of the painting but also want the title to convey the contrast between the stillness of the child and the people rushing in the background as the last two lines of the poem by W.H Davies suggests so I will keep thinking.