I painted this portrait for a friend who recently lost one of her best friends. I met this guy one time, a truly mellow king of a soul. I actually didn't mean for this to be the final version - I started out with the face and ears in colored pencils on regular 11"x18" paper, then did some painting with acrylics to fill in the rest. I like the unfinished, messy quality of it, balanced with the concentrated detail of the face.
Rest in peace, Henry.