This painting was inspired by the uplifting feelings of both giving and receiving. The child is leaning forward and giving or perhaps receiving; in either case, there is an excitement, a sense of happiness. I want to evoke the feelings that are present during this act of kindness.
Then I added three figures forming a triangle with their head positions.
In this final image, I added more highlights and darkened the upper right corner to redirect the viewer to the figures.
I started this painting with a playful abstract. Just freely painting without rhyme or reason.
I then focused on color harmony added some vibrant colors and worked on the figure details.
Hope you found this inspiring, helpful or interesting.