Three Brothers on a Stone Wall

Pastel on Sanded Paper
Pastel on Sanded Paper, 26 x 30″

I took the reference photo for this portrait. I was doing a photo shoot of the whole family, but the boys were ready before their parents. These rough and tumble boys sat together nicely for a moment on the stone wall in their front yard. It was May and the crabapple trees were blossoming and everything was green and fresh. The morning sun cast interesting light and shadow, which gave me a lot of opportunity to play up the colors. And I love their little striped shirts and faded jeans.