My friend and her family all loved this, and when her sister got married this past year, she really wanted a "sister painting" also, but set in a nature, garden setting with lots of flowers. Her wedding reception was in their back yard with lots of beautiful flowers everywhere, lights and lanterns in the trees, very earthy and pretty.
This painting was going to be more of a challenge, because I wasn't copying from something else and I had to make the whole thing up myself. I used countless references I found online and my own photos and mashed it all up into one (hopefully) cohesive composition.
Sister Painting II, acrylic on canvas, 20"x24". I put the two border collies back in here and my BFF's cat she got last year. I have the dogs chasing a rabbit, but don't worry, the rabbit gets away. ;-) Of all the references I used, I never copied any of them exactly, even from my own photos. It all just kind of evolved on its own.
This girl is my best friend, since her favorite color is pink and she is standing my her little kitty who is swatting at some fish in the pond. She is the oldest, and the matriarch of her family.
This is the next youngest sister, the one I did the
The third sister, who I actually had to model for, since I could not find a reference that had exactly what I wanted. The hair though, is not mine. ;-)
The youngest and the tomboy of the family, which is why she doesn't have a fancy hairstyle like the rest. ;-) I think she may actually be my favorite girl here. I love the way she is sitting, I love the way her hair is flowing and the strap carelessly falling off her shoulder. She might show up in some other artwork later on. ;-)
Hope you enjoyed! I actually really love the hairstyles on the girls, and the 3 girls with the intricate styles were a bit of a challenge and I found an interesting way to paint it. I'll save that for another post. :)