I used an old photo of my Dad for this one. I am starting to get some likeness, although I don't have it nailed yet. Dad has very ruddy skin which I tried to capture here. I found the ruddiness very hard to match color-wise - there's a lot of red, but it isn't all that dark, and there are some hints of yellow and blue in there.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.