So happy to finally share this with you.
This portrait was a commission by the father of the children you see in this painting. It’s a birthday present for his wife. So, I’ve been waiting for him to give it to her before I reveal it to you.
As you can see, I was going for realism here. I wanted to capture their likeness, and he says I did a great job. He provided me two photos as source material and I joined them together to make a digital composite, which I painted from.
This is the first time I’ve done a portrait commission for someone I didn’t know and who found me online. The painting took a few weeks to complete.
Here’s a really short video of the paintings progression.