I love the light Heather captured in Kiffanie’s eyes, the texture of her hair, and her expectant look–as if she’s peering at us from across the ocean.
This is cropped in a little bit from the original painting (in order to fit it on the scanner bed.) It’s a three color portrait in ultramarine, crimson lake, and raw sienna.
Because Kiffanie isn’t yet legally my daughter, and because photographs of children on the internet can be a touchy subject, I’ll not be posting photos of her publicly online until she’s home. In the meantime, this artistic glimpse can give you a peek at our Kiffanie across the ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo.