I’ve saved this one till last, as it’s my favourite effort. It’s cropped slightly on the left, as it wouldn’t fit under the scanner. It’s the head of Ron, a model with real presence and wondrous skin tones. When he posed I don’t think anyone did a bad painting.
This is the last of my boring paintings, you'll be glad to hear. Intense observation, slowly building up form and colour and gradually learning to control the paint is far more fulfilling and interesting than looking at the finished result. I would recommend it - if you can find any classes left that haven't been butchered by bureaucrats.