When I had my “Asian Phase”, I did a few yoga inspired portraits of a yoga-friend instructor of mine. Subsequently, my three daughters requested their own portraits … which were much harder to do. After all, as a painting mom you do not only seek to capture the looks of your children, but also their personality. This took some practice, but was getting easier with each consecutive attempt. The backgrounds of “Lotus”, “Bella” and “Blue Eyes” are inspired by Gustav Klimt’s work.