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!