Dale was quite the grumpy fellow. He was constantly fidgeting and mumbling how he was wasting his time. A couple of times I tried to ask him to stay still, but he was getting annoyed. He was actually pissed off regardless of what I did. So I stopped talking to him and just tried to capture whatever I could, before he would decide to leave.
At some point, he looked like he was reaching his limit, so I decided to wrap-up, pay him and leave him alone. Then, he came around to see my painting, and said:
- Man, someone is going to shoot you for doing something like this!
- Why? - I said.
- Because, it does not look like anything.
Quite the character. If he could sit still, he would make a great portrait - since his face constantly expressed so much emotion (negative emotion that is)
Shirtless Man, 11"x14" oil on linen panel