|"Mahjong Marathon" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas|
I started this painting over the summer but life got in the way and I didn't finish it until last week. I had taken a number of reference photos and spent a long time deciding which had the best composition. I settled on this one as I liked the arrangement of their bodies which created pleasing shapes on the canvas.
For various areas, I used alternate reference photos. One example is the woman in the blue shirt. In the original reference, her arm was at a strange angle and just didn't look right. I was able to use another photo and found a much better angle.
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