It's fun when I have the opportunity to add something within the subject matter of the painting that holds significance or special meaning for the child. In this case it is the dress. This hand crocheted dress was created by Clio's great grandmother, Donna Dickerson. Donna is an artist with her crocheting needles.
| Stage 4: Painting the dress. Having never painted a crocheted dress before, I decided to just follow my instincts. I started with the medium value of pink and added the lighter pink on the shoulders.|
|I then came in with the lighter shade of pink and began to brush in a light, loose pattern of the crocheted dress.|