Robert Ryan — American Actor born on November 11, 1909, died on July 11, 1973

Robert Bushnell Ryan was an American actor who often played hardened cops and ruthless villains... (wikipedia)

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.
I often concentrate on the eyes and lips, they are great indicators of mood and feeling, and I find that I can project character into my portraits by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas.
I know intuitively when the work is right, no training can teach you this, it is simply a matter of feeling.