I’m so excited to share a new project I’m working on in collaboration with some other Southern California artists! I’ve been wanting to make a rococo Belle gown for a few years, ever since I saw this gorgeous painting by Elena Naggi, current art director at Disney Worldwide Publishing. The Belle painting is styled like the portrait of Madame de Pompadour painted by François Boucher (see second picture). I’ve been toying around with the idea of recreating this historical Belle gown for a few years and I’m very excited to say that we are now in the process of constructing it! Im looking forward to sharing it with you as I work on it over the next few weeks! “Madame de Pompadour” by François Boucher, 1759, oil on canvas. “Belle” by Maria Elena Naggi, In “The Art of the Disney Princess,” (2009) oil on canvas, all rights reserved.