watercolor on paper 10".5 x 14".5 in./ 27 x 36 cm.
It is a painting of my youngest daughter, Luisa, when she was six. I wanted to capture the excitment, energy and wonder children have at this age. At the time, we were lucky to live next to a Nature Area. She and her sister were big explorers who loved to pick dandelions and buttercups. She was fond of wearing an old shiny blue skirt on her head which she dubbed her "blue long hair" which she complemented with a fancy dress with puffy sleeves. Wearing costumes all year at our house was "in"! Today she is close to finishing her first year of high school … they grow up at the blink of an eye!