He's coming along. With the background in though, I'm discovering that some of the values in the skin tones are not as dark or at least as deep as they should be. Guess that's why Sargent says to paint everything at the same time! But I avoided it this time so that I would have somewhere to rest my hand as I painted the face. Now I know! He's by no means done, but I need to wait until the paint gets a little more tacky. It's too wet to do much of anything right now. In the meantime, I'll begin a painting of the lighthouse. That should go fairly quickly. I always appreciate suggestions by the way!