“Peeking” is a portrait in watered-down acrylic paint. It is an image of a little girl, in the maple woods, helping gather sap. I used a limited four-color pallet to create unity. For the trees, I applied a smooth brush technique. Then for leaves, I used a stippleing technique. I want my audience to notice her curious innocence and her willingness to help out, even though she is a small child. I also want them to notice the pink hat and boots that represent her young age. The most successful part of my painting is the bucket in the middle ground because it looks the most realistic. I could have improved my leaves in the foreground by adding detail to create depth.

Posted in response to the challenge Spring: Visual Art Contest.

Samara Raiche


18 years old