“NIŇA” (Young Girl) by Dulce Beatriz Oil on canvas 8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
Painted from a live model, this portrait by Dulce Beatriz shows a girl at the threshold of young womanhood, a shy yet somewhat expectant look in her eyes, a shadow of mischief in her smile. Her long flowing hair, the way the bow of the white ribbon around her head had become undone, and the blush on her cheeks reveal her active nature. Notice the treatment of the eyes reminiscent of the work of some Flemish masters. The pleasant harmony in the palette of this painting is a trademark of the work by the artist Dulce Beatriz.