Portrait painting is challenging enough, but here is my first portrait of twins. I had wanted to paint these Evanston friends for the testing of my skills. Once I'd created a version of this painting they decided to commission another for their parents. My first painting was quite large, and not intended for sale. The guys agreed that I ought to do another version, this time smaller. I like to work a painting over so that all areas are developed at an equal rate. With this project I was constantly developing one area much more than the rest of the painting and then catching up.