These kids are twin daughters of two of the theater owners. This is the only jester painting I've used photo reference on. We did a photo shoot at the theater, they were wearing jeans and hoodies. I faked the outfits and the masks.
This painting was a send up of this famous Norman Rockwell illustration:
I even did my signature in the Norman Rockwell font. This is as close as I've ever come to straight up copying an illustration. I've gotta say, it was really fun.
Ouch, seeing them side by side like this makes me realize that ol' Normy's roughly 400 times better at painting than I am.