This is absolutely magneficent! You can see very clear movement in the picture, and rendering sucj as all the little water dropplets are stunning. The girl looks really cute. All the creases in her dress are perfectly placed, like they would be on reclothing, and the shading on eveything in this piece is really incredible. I love the way the water looks. It looks exactly like a real rushing stream or river. Oh and the hands and feet! You are very talented in human anatomy as well. The background has a lovely evergreen shade, and it's the perfect colour and makes the person who sees it feel like they're in a jungle or forest with that girl.
It could just be me, but while I can see where you've worked on showing the movement of her hair and clothes on the swing, for some reason it looks like they're swinging forward while the swing itself is going backward. I'd suggest working on the effects of motion in your work, because this isn't the first time I've noticed it. While you art is beautiful and full of colour and detail, there just isn't much life to it. Even when drawing people, they still just look like still life and blend in with the backgrounds a little too much.
I also like how you've created the water being splashed up by her toes; your ability at drawing such cute feet is what drew me to your gallery (being a foot fetishist; lol).
Really love this work! So innocent. Your art is something I always check to see if there's anything new. Just love what you create and the emotion I feel as I look at this particular piece is one of peaceful happiness. Just might have to take this one home with me in a print. I'm addicted. Critiques are always good to have...but I thought the hair looked like it was in the exact right place, the hair on the top of the head/face, as it's thrown forward, not backwards. Only if the wind would have been coming from the front would the hair (bangs) need to be blown back, and then of course the rest of her hair would be going the wrong direction. My humble opinion is that it's perfect the way it is and completely in the right place based on the action of the girl on the swing. Go with your gut!
Hmm.... It's not as intricate/busy as some of the other pieces I've seen in your gallery. And while that can be a design element in and of itself, I just don't feel it here. I do like what you've done with the foliage, that I can say works well. Although the texture at the bottom doesn't read as "water" in my head. And the pose seems a little bit static to me. Maybe if the ropes had a little twist, and her angle turned a little bit more toward us as result, with the left leg bent in a little more so you get a dynamic kick-and-twist. It's great though that you added a splash of water there to let us infer this IS water and there IS motion. I don't know if you agree, I just thought I'd throw in my two cents.