Diane Mannion, Stepping Back In Time, 24x18" oil on linen
Yes, Rachael had a blue streak in her hair and also chose her own outfit... seven year olds, what a riot! Loved the contrast of a whimsical child and the old, historic place.
Stage 1: Loose drawing with charcoal and burnt sienna on linen.
Stage 2: Transparent colors, unusually wild. Just wanted to get rid of white and design color patterns.
Stage 3: Settled into painting which took about a week. Most fun and fastest were the sneakers! Finished painting above.