I have spent most of the summer painting family members, most of which look very similar to me; White skin, blondish hair and light eyes. Although I am grateful to have them as my models, I decided it was time to get a little more diversity into my portfolio.
I have had my eye on little Anna since she and her family first moved to California, we attend the same church. She is a charming and sassy little 5 yr-old who you might mistake for an 10-yr-old. I was blown away by her rich brown skin tone, dark eye lashes and cherubic face. She will be my next painting if I can find the time. School starts soon..... We see how it goes..