I was commissioned by a client in Europe to paint his family as a very special gift to his wife to celebrate the birth of their 4th child. The brief was to do a 2m x 1.2m painting and to include hobbies, interests, bright colour and also the unborn child. The client sent me 7 folders of photos which I spent many hours pouring over to get a sense of the family and form a composition. I am very please with the result and the painting will become a wonderful heirloom for the family. Here are some photographs of the painting at 3 stages.