A friend of mine really wanted a painting done of her family. Time was running out for me to get paintings done in time for the 'Painted Faces' show. To save time she asked if she could take photos of her kids and send them to me. Although I prefer to take my own reference photos, because of time restraints I said sure. I had her take a million photos at different angles and positions. This way I was able to pick and choose poses and put them together in a composition that I liked. I am pleased with the results and managed to get the painting done in time for the show.
If you want to catch the show, it's on until October 5, 2016: