This is my first oil portrait. It's not finished but I loved painting it and I liked the outcome. It has a certain style at a time when I'm not sure what my style is. I'm searching. I am looking at old masters and new artists for inspiration. Willem de Kooning was perfectly funny when he said: "I want to paint like Ingres and Soutine at the same time." I have stop worrying about my style. It will come. Art is like love: the more you try to hold onto it, the more it slips away from you. I need to let go. Life is the journey. And right now, I like the particular path I'm on.