Monday, February 24, 2014

Taking Time

'A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.'
(WH Davies)

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.



  1. This is so lovely! I have often seen this expression on the faces of my own children, and now my grandchildren. Little wishful dreamer filled with "Innocent Curiosity."

  2. Lovely, Ona! It makes me smile and remember.....

    I just don't know how you paint the hair. It's so absolutely perfect and shiny. It looks so soft, i just want to touch it:)

  3. Lovely!

    (How about ' A rich life this....'........)

  4. Thank you all. Wendy, I love the curious look on young children's faces too. They Don' t hide their interest in things. Christelle, hair takes time to paint my way but its fun to do.