This is my first commission for a family portrait. I said yes to the job with no experience on how I was going to handle the portrayal of a family. I approached the assignment like an illustration , gather the interests of the participants and put together a composition. Family facts: Scientific guppy farming, network security, the I Ching, yoga, writing and letters, sport bikes, bicycle racing and the banana slug. For me, every assignment has a soundtrack and for this piece I enjoyed Dolores O'Riordan and Jah Wobble, check them out below.
Kyle T WebsterApril 28, 2010
I foresee more portrait commissions in your future - this is very cool.
PeterApril 28, 2010
This is soooo nice. They look like good people.
Adam McCauleyApril 29, 2010
Really great and really Downs.
Brandon ReeseApril 29, 2010
GregMApril 29, 2010
Great work Mr D!
Victor JuhaszApril 29, 2010
You scored here. What a fantastic painting for a family to have hanging up in their home. Great work.
Yuko ShimizuApril 29, 2010
Beautiful and fun. Seeing a different side of you: priceless.
Richard DownsApril 29, 2010
Thank you, my friends for commenting and the words are so,,, appreciated!. I felt a lot of psychic stress developing this piece and getting it right that when I needed to figure out how to design and paint the faces that I quickly defaulted to my academic painting style to capture the likenesses. I am really happy that the piece gained approval. thx!-d