Inspired by vintage paper doll clothes from the 1940s, this colorful series of mixed media paintings presents a modern take on what was once a beloved toy for little girls.
Each canvas is based on an original paper doll dress or piece of clothing (shown in the second photo). Pattern and silhouette are emphasized leaving details to the imagination.
The background of this painting is a rustic, aged robin’s egg blue with hints of contrasting orange peeking through. The pretty little outfit is painted in dark pinks and reds, with light blue swallows and details in white acrylic ink.
As I cut out my modern version of the original paper doll dress, I was reminded of the little girl who first played with them – imagining her excitement as she carefully cut each piece of clothing.
Gallery wrapped canvas, which means the sides are painted and there is no need for a frame.
Measures 5 x 5″
Signed on the front
This would make an adorable gift or look lovely in a little girl’s room.