One Family

  • Acrylics on canvas
  • Measurements: 50 x 120 cm
  • Including stained wooden frame


The story behind this painting:

A long time ago, a father approached me because he really wanted to commission a portrait painting of ’the men’: himself with his two sons. When I came to his home for an introduction meeting, his wife was also there. I got to know them better and I saw their beautiful (self-built!) house. They proudly told about their children, the beautiful moments in their lives, but also the sometimes difficult moments. They have a lot of support from each other as a family.

The original idea of ​​a painting with only the men was eventually revised. The woman (the mother), also had to be included. After all, the painting would be hanging in a central place in the living room.

As there were no suitable reference photos for the painting yet, I stopped by again to take photos of the family. Now I got to know their sons too. There was a lot of laughter during the photo session. It soon became clear to me how warm and close the family is, their sense of humor and affection. In consultation, a photo was eventually chosen, in which everyone is very relaxed and where the warm family dynamics really show.

When the final result was revealed to the couple, they were speechless, moved and above all very excited. They are very happy with it. And very important: they really recognize themselves on the canvas. They love it! And their sons, who saw the painting later, were also enthusiastic.

This painting ‘One family’ confirms the love and warmth in this family. And they can be very proud of that. I really enjoyed working on the painting and I hope they can enjoy it for a long time to come!