couple who had been unsuccessfully trying to have children
for eight years, were greeted on a Christmas Eve with this
little girl, as a newborn baby. She was a gift from heaven.
A close friend of theirs got a snapshot of her aged two, in
the garden, and commissioned this painting. However, while
the photograph was in perfect focus, only the front of the
child was in the picture, and the background was the
unattractive underneath of a deck. I added the rest of the
child, what I thought the little dress and diaper pants
might have looked like, and simplified the background. I
also painted the girl "life size".