Reprint the photo in black and white and make a value sketch over top of the photo with some parchment paper. The result with be a nicely abstracted version of your photo, which you can use as a blueprint for your painting.
I may not have noticed before are suddenly jumping out. When the details are blurred, the composition becomes clear.
But enough of all this seriousness! Maybe you need a little doodle meditation to start your day? What's cuter than 30 cute faces?
Jen Walls and her imaJENation