Here is my latest exercise. I painted it from a photograph. You'll have to guess who it is, but the reference photo was only like 2" square and I was working in dim light. The painting is 6"x6". My colors are excruciating to behold, but I am pleasantly surprised when I turned it into black and white after scanning this thing in. I'm still learning how to use oil paints, and I have the feeling that it will take a lot of work if I want to get more proficient. Being deathly afraid of commitment, I'll think about making this into a New Year's Resolution.