This is a painting I just finished of two brothers snowboarding. My friend asked if I'd do a painting from a photo she had of her kids. Going in I had the usual apprehensions: stilted figures, tight work etc... but once I started on the canvas it all clicked. The challenge was keeping a loose style all the way through to the end. There were a couple of interesting style decisions to make: how far to go on the camouflage pants on the right (I went with the suggestion of camo) and whether to stick with actual rainbow-style goggles on the left (or keep them basic). I decided to basically be true to the photo as those are the clothes they and their parents will remember them wearing. And sometimes those bring back nice memories. They haven't seen it yet - I think they are skiing this weekend : ) but I will call them Monday.
Because I love seeing process in the work of othes I decided to show the stages along the way!