I used to really fret about doing anything in pairs or multiples, because I was so afraid they wouldn't match enough... as in, what if one turned out really good and the other was just so-so?
Each new painting is a wild guess, and it feels a little damning to admit that... It's impossible to predict which piece is going to sing and which one is going to blow raspberries. But over time it really is quantity that matters, and I have been churning out portraits in the last four months. Do a bunch of work all at once, and there is bound to be some consistency.
And I also appreciate now that every piece doesn't have to "match" -- they are their own people as much as they are their own paintings.
Still, don't these sisters look gorgeous together?