This is the final edit. I finished this one from the photo reference. He did smile in the photos, but I am taking the easy way out and leaving it as he posed.
The volunteer for today. At first I was a little intimidated over the lack of hair. This was something new for me, In the end I would paint another one in a second. Hair is overrated. I still need to do a little tweaking on this so I will post the finished painting later. This was after one hour posing.
11" x 14" oil on panel