acrylic and gouache on canvas board
this painting is a family portrait of me, my mother and my brother. it is inspired by old royal portraits with rich reds, and dark backgrounds. my mother is clutching us tight, our faces are exposed to light, whilst the background remains dark, imitating a flash photograph been taking of us. the painting is intended to look almost creepy, with non of the figures smiling, and all of them looking quite stark, to show an unsettled room.