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Friday, December 10, 2010

I Wonder if Fairies Dream of being Little Girls?

This is the first in a series of fairly small paintings of little girls playing dress-up.  It is based on my daughter when she was about 2, when she wore a princess or fairy dress and carried a baby doll most places.  When my oldest son was little, we saw girls in their princess dresses at the grocery, and I wondered why on earth their moms let them go out in public like that.  It didn't take long for my daughter to educate me.  You develop a lot of understanding as a mother as the kids grow.  

The dress-up series is vibrant and has a dream-like quality.  This one has copper metallic highlights.  It is back-stapled canvas, 11x14, painted with acrylic paint.  Couldn't resist adding some copper metallic accents with my new tube of Golden copper...a new tube of paint sometimes makes me giddy!  

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