Somebody said painting children is difficult. Aside from getting them to pose (and I’d rather have kids doing stuff than smiling at the camera), it’s the facial features that make it difficult.
Why are children difficult? Because they have no wrinkles or cheekbones to define facial features. Even in daylight, the shadows fall softly upon their features making all of them look so innocent.
That, plus the fact that I chose a challenging angle to paint – the quarter turn. I saw my mistakes when I super-imposed the photo on the actual painting – tsk tsk tsk!!!!
Back to the drawing board.