20" x 16" Oil
$695.00 + $20. s/h
This dress used to belonged to my older sister and me. I guess it still does belong to me. My sister and I must have worn this dress. Obviously we didn't wear it often as it's still in great shape. I wanted to continue with my recent Sargent white and gray study. Using a similar palette to the one a few posts ago I used the following painting by Sargent as my influence for this piece:
I have always loved this painting. His whites are incredible; they are beautiful and ochery. So, I figured I must have a white dress somewhere.
This is a wall in my daughter's room. And there it was...a white dress. My set up ended up making my whites more yellow than those in Sargent's painting. But, influences start somewhere. I would love to paint all these little dresses. One of these still has the price tag: $2.47. Obviously we never wore that one! My mom probably didn't want to hand wash and iron it! These were wrapped in tissue paper in an old trunk of mine. It's interesting how some things get kept through the years, the moves, the family changes. I guess nostalgia caused my mom to keep them. And, after my mom died when we were still kids and we moved to another house, my dad must have had a moment of emotion during packing and kept them. Not sure where the booties and bibs came from (they look really old) and now there's no one to ask.