Some days ago just wanting to paint faces and really wanting something with some dreary colors that I do like, this painting and mix of materials came about. It felt so 50s and of course I remember those years well. When I was done I kept thinking she needed a red plastic purse, and I mean purse as we never said bag when I was a child. It could of been the ruralness of our life as the term "bag" was not used as it is now. It is mostly likely the polka dots in the dress that gives me this feeling. Vintage is the word that comes to mind even if it was not intended.