This is a sketch for a commissioned painting. As part of the process I usually do a preparatory sketch, this time in gouache & pastel, of the family engaging in their favorite sport. It's always fun watching people's reactions to the sketch. This man is giving it to his wife for her birthday and the smile on his face said it all. He said, "...and this is just the sketch?". That was cool. And so was painting this because it allowed me time to work in different media than what I am used to. Keeps me sharp. I think.