The photograph I was working from was too blue, so I was making mental colour corrections all the way through the painting process - I wanted it to be a warm painting. After all, no child would wear that outfit if it were cold, would they... ?
I don't think I will provide a truthful answer to that.
But it was a warm day; a day for adventures. And she does look like she's off to seek an adventure. A nice one, of course.