I've been using some of the images from the WC image library.... big thanks to the members who upload reference pictures.
This is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas
The title as is from the library "Allie With Bear"
I changed few things from the original photo.... I cropped the image, I also changed the background, I made it a little warmer with this golden ochre tone and also changed the color of Allie's sweater, made it cooler to make contrast with the background.
In the original photo Allie looks like she's been crying. I wanted to change this and make her face thoughtful and make her look like she is enjoying the sunlight which comes in through the window. I am not sure if I succeeded in this part. I think she still looks sad C&C are always welcome they help me to grow and learn.