In honor of Thanksgiving, here is a portrait I painted of my boss, the Wife, from a photograph. It's probably one of the best paintings I've done so far (the picture seems a little dark and doesn't really capture all the shading, etc.). And I don't think I did too badly on the the Boss part, either--I married WAAAYYYYYY above my station. :-)
As mushy as it all sounds, I am very thankful for my wife, two daughters, the rest of my extended family, friends, and almost everything else. Huzzah! :-)
The painting took about 3 hours and is approximately 7" x 14". It is black-and-white, water-miscible oil paint on gessoed hard board.