'The Dance' captures the graceful motion and fluidity of a Sandhill Crane during its mating call. Through deliberate composition and design choices, she conveys this sense of movement. The interplay of negative shapes between the bird and background adds intrigue and visual interest to the artwork. Texture plays a vital role, particularly in the background, where a contemporary texture contrasts with the realistic portrayal of the bird. Starting with an undercoat of raw sienna, Vickie allows this color to subtly emerge throughout the artwork, both in the background and in the bird, creating cohesiveness and harmony throughout the painting.