My step-son, Dan, recently celebrated a landmark birthday, and I painted this portrait of him, using a professional photograph as reference (it was a surprise, so I couldn’t very well ask him to sit for it). I hope it reflects the handsome, intelligent and witty man that he is. Well, that’s a lot to expect. Maybe I should settle for “it looks more or less human”. Anyway, happy birthday, Dan. Sadly for the hairdressing profession, Dan has now opted for a lower maintenance do. But the tips were great to paint.