It's like my brain was fried or something. After more than a month, I finally had the time and the place to paint. The canvas has been prepared for several months; it even had a little label on it that said "San Antonio Girl" so that it wouldn't get used for anything else.
The very small story behind this small painting (9" x 12") is that after a UTSA college tour for daughter Hilary last spring, we stopped to enjoy the River Walk. From 50-ish feet away, this little girl was sitting with a family member...aunt or grandmother or someone. She was absolutely irresistible. I quickly snapped a photo. Whomever owned the lap on which she was sitting noticed, and didn't like that one little bit. I got some serious stink eye. It was totally worth it.