I sketch and draw my family members quite a bit. Although it has become less in the past few years. It is specially hard to get the children (teenage and adults) to pose now. Painting is a little more elaborate and requires setup and time from the model, therefore I get very little cooperation on that from family members. This painting was done from a photograph from 12 years ago, it will replace the charcoal drawing of my wife that hangs in our house.
Here is a Video Link of the making of the painting.