artwork detail artworkTHE MATERIALS: Pelikan Watercolor / Watercolor Brushes / Watercolor Paper / Graphite Pencil / Swarovski Crystals / Photo of RELish Painting By: Alexandra Lee Nurthen Photography

I have a complete obsession right now with A-line dresses and skirts that poof out–so naturally, I couldn’t help but paint this purple gown.  I envision the bottom portion of the dress to be made of hand-painted fabric and tulle.  I added Swarovski crystals for a three dimensional effect, as well as a bow.  I am also currently inspired by sandals and pumps that lace up the ankle because they remind me of the shoes I used to wear for ballet; I painted my own version of these as well.