This is a piece I just finished for a collector who wanted four boys on the beach. He has four grand sons so it seemed fitting. I am often asked to do works like this by those who want a personal touch, but they resist "dead-on" portraits. Sometimes there are requests for certain color harmonies, designs, and sizes to fit a space--all of which can be difficult, yet satisfying to do. The challenge is to listen to the requirements, and to keep your artistic mojo in high gear when executing the work. The best results seem to come forth when the client says,"....do whatever feels right--you are the artist." This work came easily since the trust factor was set in place early on. I feel pretty good about this one--I hope the client does to. Actually he has not received the original, but he has given approval based on the jpeg I sent.