Love the brush strokes! I wonder if I can get the same effect with acrylics? Anyways I just discovered you art and I'm loving it. Reminds me bit of Greg Manchess.
A beautiful portrait and impressive advices about taking photos, i am not sure I can follow them.I found your blog through Bluecanvas, I am going to follow it. Bravo!
Awesome stuff as usual Rob! I'd say you definitely succeeded in pushing the brushwork. I like all the random hints of color you smuggled into the piece all over the place.