brium - You are too kind...thanks so much. I actually thought of braiding my goatee as well! Maybe I should do it and then do some self portraits and stuff hehe.
Did this oil painting tonight...I had an hour to spare before my wife and I had to go somewhere so I put an apple on my desk and tried to paint this very quickly....wet on wet....hard stuff hehe........I realized I was kind of painting at an angle hehe that's why the paper is angled...not good but it was just a quick study anyways on a piece of gessoed paper.
This is one of the first "real" oil paintings I have tried...any suggestions would definitely be welcome.