My cousin's daughter takes ballet...What a treat for me! She agreed to come over for a photo shoot. I took dozens of pictures of her with long tutu's, short tutu's, leotards and...most importantly Toe shoes...which I found out are REALLY called Pointe Shoes. She is a beautiful girl and a fabulous model. Her body lines and expressions were more than I could have hoped for. It was a wonderful day. Since then I peruse the photos often selecting different ones to paint. I have painted her about 8 times...only two will ever be seen by the public ;)...but I have had a ball. This is my favorite.