Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Woman's Life

16"x 20"
Oil on Canvas

I've been spending a lot of time looking at pages of vintage paper dolls for inspiration. There is something appealing about that page of outfits and accessories before they have been cut out- a world of possibilities for this one little paper doll girl. That got me thinking about the various possibilities open to women in various decades. I decided to paint a page of paper doll pieces which depict the typical life of a woman of a specific time period. I started with the 1950's, mainly because I knew what kind of wedding dress I wanted to paint for her. I am planning on doing the same thing with several other decades as well. I especially love the little girl in the corner, with all the stages of her life spread out around her.


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Molly said...

it turned out amazing!!!

Emily Clarke said...

Thanks girl! I guess you did see it when it was barely started.