Here is a better photograph pf the finished painting. It's a shame that the photograph never quite does justice to the real thing. There are simply unphotographable nuances like the difference between carbon black (which is flat and dense and very, very black) and mars black (which is rich and warm and slightly glossy.) There are subtle stripes on Tessa's shirt (the girl in front with her head in her hands) that absolutely pop on the canvas, but are all but invisible here.
Oringinal post: http://mbarrick.livejournal.com/874799.html