24" x 18" oil on panel
I thought that Ivy looked cute in the outfit that
she chose by herself (as only a three-year-old can).
She was wearing this on the day of her
Simplifying the background and placing Ivy on
an outdoor hopscotch seemed natural. It clearly
made her the focal point of the painting.
Here's the image of Ivy that I used for a reference:
By editing our work we can create whatever we
want in our paintings. Our references are merely ides
that help us to catch the vision of what we
want the viewer to see and feel.
We get to paint what we want!