Her skirt was my final pleasure in this painting. As I painted it, it felt like I was completing an important part of the story. Like the hat, I enjoyed the detail and the striking contrast it created next to her shawl and grass. Once I was satisfied I moved on to the final details of her hair, the grass and even added a bit more shimmer to the shawl. I decided that some of the edges on the canvas needed to be left undone and so they remain as they were from the beginning. Her surroundings accentuate her striking countenance. I wonder if she realized how amazingly beautiful she looked that day.
oil on canvas, 16x20"