Some of you will have been following my blog thread on the forum, but for those who haven't:
This is a picture of my mum and dad many years ago when they were in their 20's. I only had an old photo from the 1960's to work from which was a bit overexposed. This is a present for my mum who asked if I could paint it..
Some bits I like more than others.. I've taken a photo but it's washed out some of the highlights, there is more detail there in the real painting. The darks are dried/drying so they have lightened slightly in value compared to how they will look when the painting is dry and varnished.