Robert William Barber
I've worked more on this today as I had the day off due to a late spring snowstorm. I've added more definition and smoothing of features with thin layers of oils. The hair is...I'm not sure yet. His hair wasn't grey even at 70 years of age, just a touch at the sides and always kept military short. Conveying that is not as easy as I thought as the scalp shows through as an undertone almost.
I think I'm going to leave the face as is, but give more definition to the clothing. He was sitting forward in this piece and I don't have the photo anymore so I need to recreate how the jacket will look in that position for light and creases, etc. I'll set up a jacket in a similar position tomorrow and work from that. Everything can be recreated when needed.
I still can't seem to get a decent photo of this painting despite tweaking camera and photo editing. I think the colours are close at this point, but images on monitors are never perfect.