Notice anything new??? Compositionally, I felt the painting needed something more, so I added a blue ball in the background. Richer color was added throughout the painting. Strong shadows and highlights were introduced . The dark vertical line in the background has been softened. After a 6 hour session, I feel "Penrod" is complete. Tomorrow this portrait will be framed and hung in the Decorator's Showhouse. I am extremely proud of this painting, and consider it one of my best works.