I decided I better brush up on painting children since I am teaching it this coming Saturday. I enjoy trying to capture a child in a spontaneous moment. One thing that makes this painting successful is that it has good angles. I learned from Nancy Franke that you need to look for lots of X's and Z's and V's in the figure. It just adds to the energy and leads to a more interesting composition. This is painted on an 8 x 8 x 2" canvas.