Final product

some vermillion in the heeks

I may blacken the background like a 16th century portrait (without the lace collar)

blackened the background with terre-de-cassel

John thought the hairline needed correcting, so I did

I worked on this picture another hour, adding in depth through shadows, did the ear a bit more, added in the white dots on the eye. You might notice I didn't paint in the beard. Well, John has a very white beard (though hardly any white hair) so I will leave the bare canvas exposed mostly. I am done with this painting.

Final product

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