(14"x11" pastel on 300 lb. gessoed w.c. paper)
Ella is my sweet little niece... 'great' niece to be more accurate.
When we were in Ontario this past spring it was the May long weekend and her birthday... she turned 3. After some birthday celebrations we all headed to the neighbourhood park for Victoria Day festivities which included sparklers for the kids.
This reference photo of Ella wearing a cozy knitted poncho while intently watching as she was handed a lit sparkler caught my attention.
I left out the sparkler...
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