6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
This was painted for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge - VERY challenging! The only color allowed was burnt umber - no white! The oil painters had to use turpentine and wipe off color down to the canvas for white with whatever you could figure out - mostly q-tips! A friend who went on a mission trip to Africa took this photo while there and I loved the look on the young girl's face and had saved the photo to paint later, thought it would fit for this challenge but the features weren't very clear, so I had to use my imagination.