I was entranced by the innocence of this little Ugandan girl. The photo was taken at a school, and she was sitting at a desk. I decided to paint the Ugandan countryside as backdrop rather than a dark school room, and I wanted to give her hands the same sense of “being caught in a moment” as did her face. That pink hat is the perfect frame for her beautiful face.

This piece is 16″w x 20″h, and is in a lovely frame.


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