A few years ago my church was trying to decide which Christmas cards they should send to the congregation. One of the persons in the room said, “We should have Tom paint a picture for it.”
I had two really wonderful people pose for it. They are Isaac and Julie, a fantastic couple and parents of some beautiful children. They put towels on their heads and wrapped a doll in a blanket. I took several shots of them with my camera to get the idea of what I wanted to paint. I tried lighting on several sides.
I was very happy with the results. They portrayed Mary and Joseph beautifully, and this picture was sent to the members of the congregation. Merry Christmas.