Hi, David. Love your art. I started oil painting at age 40 with a lot of trepidation. One of my first attempts was a portrait of my boy from a photo (he insisted on going out in the snow in both his Spidey knit cap and cowboy hat). Loved how forgiving oils are. And flesh is the hardest color tone to nail!! I had to re-try his facial features 10 times. There are 10 son's faces underneath this one that nailed it finally. Joy. He is now 21! Art- an awesome state.