["Innocence" 9x12, available this Friday at Art Access!] This turned out to be one of my favorite paintings in the show! I loved the innocence of these little ballerinas and their reaching arms and tippy toes. I tried to keep the color palette really soft and feminine to match the sweetness of these little girls. I have such a desire to protect little children from some of the harsh truths of the world and keep them safe in places where they can be innocent as long as they can. They'll grow up soon enough, but for today stay small and sweet.