Clothes and textures are quite a challenge and this painting in specific was one of my first attempts so I was quite happy with what I had learnt to do by the end of it. There is a brown tone maintained throughout the picture which gives the picture a very sepia feel. This painting started out as a very experimental attempt. I was in the mood to paint but sadly I was fresh out of watercolour sheets, so I used one that that had been put away because it was old and soiled. As I was halfway through the picture I realized that the paper was just right for this painting filled with browns, it required an earthy background tone. The picture looked rustic and complete in a way I hadn’t expected it to be. Guess sometimes in art you never know what to expect.