12×9 original pastel on sanded paper

I have moments of bold and loose.  It happens unconsciously.  I can do it when I have the least amount of pressure….when I am not painting a commission….when I am just back from an enthralling art exhibit….when I have studied the Impressionists.  Orange is my new bold color.  A little goes a long way.  It is opposite blue on the color wheel, so next to blue it vibrates.  I touched a little on the window, on the mom’s face, the baby’s forehead, and on her arm. My favorite part of this painting is the highlights from the window.  The light dances on my subjects.