This little girl is Patches. I started the painting on Valentine’s day, hence the hearts. I started out in my usual fashion, painting in “realistic” colors and values, but I wasn’t satisfied. I was in a colorful mood and decided to experiment with bright, bold combinations. I really started having fun. I wasn’t going to add a background but my husband came home and saw my painting and said he liked it…but wasn’t I going to “finish” it? I guessed he meant add a background, so I did. I’m excited about continuing my colorful experiments breaking away from my typical browns and blacks of my critters.