I just finished a painting that Denise commissioned me to do for her sister's upcoming birthday on April 1. She told me that she had seen some paintings I have displaying at Gallery 9 that are based on old family photos and she thought it would make a nice gift for her sister who "has everything". She brought me several fun family photos to choose from and we finally selected this one. It is the cutest thing, right? Don't we all have photos like this? That's her sister Beth on the far left, brother Billy in the middle, and Denise on the right.
I think it's fun to see paintings in progress so I took this photo at an intermediate stage. I started in on the faces first, which is usually the hardest part.
Then, the background of this photo was really fun with all of the foliage and the hydrangeas. Beth lives in Miami so I hope this painting will be a nice reminder of their family days spent on Cape Cod. Happy Birthday Beth!
Check out my other paintings done from old photos in the Family Album series.