I actually did this composition as an oil sketch BEFORE I went back and drew it again with a pencil. The painting does not have as much detail as I would like. Drawing it did help me to make ONE decision that improved the painting. She is chewing gum. After I drew it in pencil I saw that she should blow a bigger bubble in the painting. Not perfect - but better. I will show you the painting when it dries.
(PS I can't wait to see Carol's ballerina when she decides to draw one! Her latest watercolor has encouraged me to try and draw a car. Not much success yet - but I will continue to work on it. It's a Volkswagen beetle and of course it belongs to a ballerina.)