This is a portrait of three kids that I recently finished. It was painted on one of my favorite canvas weaves, the herring bone. It's quite a rough canvas that can take a beating and is favorable if you wish to use a lot of impasto and sanding or layers. One of my favorite painters and teachers Odd Nerdrum uses it almost exclusively.
The colors I used in this painting were almost that of a monochrome palette, or at least it looks that way. I favored this approach after making a few similar studies such as this one or this.
I like the simplification and the "Old Masterly" quality it can bring forth. I was also quite inspired by the paintings of Eugene Carriere.