Sharing these images to provide some insight into the commission process. Katie contacted me. Her husband's grandfather had recently passed away and she was looking for a way to memorialize him. Katie sent me 4 images of Robert Huff and asked if any of them would be appropriate for a painting. I requested an additional iPhone snapshot of one of the images, outside of the frame to avoid glare, and then we were off to the races. She also pointed out some of my paintings that drew her to my work and also a bit about Bob's personality and importance to the Huff family. The first pass at the painting did not turn out well, so I wound up doing a second - this isn't common but I do it when necessary to make sure that the portrait is portfolio-worthy. My goal is always to convey strength and beauty in the portraits, in order to appropriately capture the individual.