Ariane is my husband's middle daughter, and she was with Annie and I on that fall hike. I had brought the camera along to get landscape shots of the flaming Ontario fall foliage that was everywhere around us. It seems that the portrait shots were better; either that or I was ready for a change.
My next challenge was to see if I could paint a face directly. It was facinating to paint the effects of such strong lighting.
With two done and three to go, I decided that I would paint portraits of all the kids for Christmas gifts. But I would have to work fast.