Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Sparks Family


Hi Friends,

Here is my latest completed portrait. As you can imagine, the setup was pretty complex so it took me quite awhile to complete this one. In fact, I had started this portrait initially with a completely different pose. It was much more formal, with everyone looking directly at the viewer. After I started painting it, I decided it just wasn't a good representation of the Sparks family, and asked them to pose for me a second time. The card game turned out to be a perfect activity for them, and everyone relaxed and became "themselves". In the end, it was alot easier and more fun to paint them like this than in the more formal, staged format.
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