The framed painting was done in pastel several months ago. I have been studying books on portraiture and figures, trying to teach myself the difficult task of catching a likeness or the gesture of a figure. The second is my drawing on canvas and the third is my oil painting, painted ala prima in two sessions. I'll probably play with the face some more. It is really hard to be satisfied with a likeness and since this is a learning project, I'm not at all afraid to throw it away if I mess it up.