I chose this photo to paint because it struck me that this couple is in full throes of young parenthood when every waking moment is about their children. The size of this painting allowed me to break out of an old habit of tight painting. I love the whole body experience of working this large, working faster and looser…messier. In this composition, I dabbled with ‘economy of line and suggested form’.
Oils on canvas 60″h x 80″w – Private Collection