Had a detailed empty gold frame. Painted this specifically for the frame. Going a bit “old school” here – revisiting the Eiffel Tower and Carousel imagery that frequented my earlier paintings. Took a trip to Europe with the family in 2014 – went to some of the same sites that Stacey and I visited in ’02. Fun to revisit old subject matter from a different perspective. I don’t know the little girl on the Carousel. But, loved her look. Was also fun trying to get the tower to recede into the background even though it was lit with hot orange light. The key was mixing a bit of orange into the background color – allowed the tower to sit back and not dominate. I also enjoyed playing with the cropping of this painting. I like showing only a bit of the tower.