This was a challenging portrait as I was given a 4x6" photo to work from. I was able to have the kids come and sit for me though, so that helped. The mom just picked up the portrait and is thrilled with it.
That makes me very happy and worth all the effort! It is amazing how much work I put into it during the remaining minutes while I was waiting for the client to come see it. My husband critiqued the painting after breakfast and I made a dozen changes.