The idea as it came to mind (is it cultural appropriation if you borrow from the history of your own culture?):
Current state (oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm):
Painting children is a bit of a challenge, but this was fun. It required use of Indian red, a colour I hadn’t used before.
And since there was paint left on the palette and an alternative board prepared, I thought I’d have another go at drapery: