Steve in a Tank Top, 2009-10, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inchesIt was time tie loose ends last night, and so I was determined to finish Steve's portrait. I began work on this 8 x 10 last summer, and from the start it felt good. That was until it was time to paint his face. I think there might be three different faces underneath, but I would not give up . I decided at some point that making a drawing would help out. After completing the small drawing I left the painting untouched for a number of months until last night. Fresh eyes do help, I started to see what was wrong and it was smooth sailing from there on.