Anna and Her Pail
19"x19" oil on wood panel
I have been wanting to do a painting of my 8 year old daughter for a while now. Her favorite activity at the beach is hunting for coquinas, those tiny shells that burry themselves in the sand whenever the waves recede. She'll spend hours in this little squatted position filling her bucket with them. Several times she's even gathered enough for me to make a bowl of coquina soup!
I used a photo I'd taken of her for this piece, as well as some quick little plain air sketches.