This is a portrait documentary. Fox, I don't know a lot about him but I believe his resume included teaching quite a few people how to love horses and dressage riding. I met him briefly when this portrait was commissioned, unfortunately he unexpectedly moved on to greener pastures since then. I never got to see him perform, but I'm so glad I got to meet him because even brief impressions are incredibly helpful in creating a portrait painting. He didn't have ideal conformation and his joints were getting creaky but my clear impression was that of a dignified gentleman. The series above shows developmental stages of this representative style portrait. Although I didn't stray far from the structural detail of the photo, maybe you can pick out a few changes I made, keeping in mind that my goal is to capture a presence even more than just a likeness. Below is the completed portrait.