I usually try to take photographs for my portrait commissions just near sunset. On this particular day, an unfortunate cloud happened by just as my
subject started to relax and cooperate with me. I got a great shot of the little girl, but the overall temperature of the photograph felt more like October than July.
No worries, for this is the wonderful part about oil painting. I can turn up the heat on the canvas by using warm highlights and cool shadows. I pushed the color here a little more than usual, but I love how it turned out. Happily, so did my clients!