Jennifer and David are a couple I've been working with for awhile - with Jennifer somewhat longer than with David - and I am dying to do a double portrait (or a family one), maybe in encaustic, or maybe in oil. The problem is that it can take me forever to actually "see" people, especially when they are lively and fascinating. So in the meantime, I work with them individually.
My initial ideas for a family portrait run to something like Schiele's:
but not so morose. But it is a classic sort of ordering, echoed in in things like this old milk ad Jennifer sent me: