In this portrait I have minimised the impact of the navy blue jumper Anna is wearing by fading it to nothing,  to emphasise her  hair and face, outlining her neck with a little white ruffle collar.  She looks away, dreamily, in is a most peaceful and lovely pose.  All the detail and work is in the features and hair, leaving the eye to rest as regards the remains of the picture.  Anna was eight when she sat for this portrait.