This painting was done for a very close friend, it was his 60th Birthday, and
I told his wife which is in the picture that I would paint him. She loved
the idea, the thing she did not know that I was going to paint her in it! First
it was a surprise for him, and also a surprise for her since she didn't know
she was going to be in it. It was so nice to see their reactions to the painting!
The pics I had to go off from was very difficult to judge the skin tone, since
it was taken at night and with a flash photo which flushes out the true
skin tones. But I am somewhat happy with the results, if I had to do it
again, I would of gotten them posed for me and pic the right lighting
situation. But it was for a surprise so it served its purpose!
The shirt was so much fun too paint! it was so loose and expressive. So was
his forehead. Anyways enjoy and take care!!