My high school buddy, Phil Cassell, is a photographer in San Antonio. He posts some of his very wonderful photos on Facebook from time to time, and they are usually awesome. Several months ago he posted an exceptional photo of a young girl. Some people have called her a little ballerina, but I thought she looked more like a flower girl in someone's wedding. Anyway, I got permission from Phil to try and paint his photo. Here is my painting. I started to post his photo too, but decided not to do so. Although I used his photo as a reference, my painting does not have to look exactly like his photo. Actually it does look lots like it, but that is not always the point. Sometimes people get caught up in the "does it look perfectly like the photo" and miss the beauty of the medium, which is pastels in this case.