I painted quite a few oil pastel portraits over the years, but many of my newer works have been in oil. I’ve even ventured into photography, albeit in an abstract sense. Actually, many of my newest portraits are abstract regardless of style. I’m not sure why I made the change. Maybe it’s because I’m seeking something that’s missing in the concept of the portrait or the person I’m painting. Or maybe my technical skills have been built up using abstract techniques over the years. I’m not entirely sure, but these were a fun project while they lasted.