On the Drawing Board: A Cruising Couple Commission

The painting I'm starting is a commissioned piece, it's sort of a blend between concept (where the client has an idea for a painting they want me to create) and portrait (where the client wants a painting of themselves, typically from a photo). This one the client contacted me with a concept and had a photo to go along with it, and while it is them in the photo, the are allowing me to make some alterations. It's just a few changes that make it work better as painting and let's me put my style and influence into it.

By the way, is it a portrait if they are facing away? :-)