Commission for the 1848 Clothier Exhibit in Seneca Falls, NY
The challenge for this painting was to put a human form inside the clothing that is too fragile to wear. I chose this dress to paint because I liked the black and white with the tiny touch of brilliant green in the brooch.
The original dress may be seen at the Waterloo Historical Society - "The Birthplace of Memorial Day"
This is a commission for the 1848 Clothier Exhibit in Seneca Falls, NY - "The Birthplace of Women's Rights"
The challenge was to put the little girl in the dress that is too fragile to be worn. I had a little girl model a different dress with similar style in order to get the carriage pleats to have the correct folds and lighting.
The actual cotton dress can be seen at the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
Posted by Tascarini at 11:00 PM