It's probably an impossible thing to ask child to sit in one place for hours to have their portrait painted but it's even tricky to convince them to sit still for a photo. I wasn't about to ask Stella to sit for hours. I just needed a few pics to use for the painting later. Luckily Stella's father came to the rescue and like any good parent pulled out his iPad and started playing a movie. Things went pretty well after that and I got the photos I needed. Thanks for being patient with us adults Stella... and thanks for sitting still!
For artists who are interested in the the details of painting a portrait I will be posting a photo demonstration of this painting soon that you might find helpful. Stay tuned!