I had this idea a long time ago to paint John and Sherlock in the same style as David Hockney painted one famous couple [link]
- well, it doesn't really resemble Hockney's style now, but this origin explains the unexpected location of their chairs and other things I've tweaked to make the setting more minimalistic.
(Now that it is finished, it somehow reminds me of an absolutely brilliant AU fanfic, "Performance in a Leading Role" by MadLori [link]
in which Sherlock and John are Hollywood actors who end up playing a gay couple in a new Ang Lee movie. But maybe that's just because I know the couple in the original Hockney painting was from LA? Anyway, the fic is brilliant: go read it if you haven't yet done so - this recommendation comes from someone who usually shuns both AU fics and fics that are so long that it takes many, many evenings to read them.