Rafa and I are Facebook friends. He posts current works and works in progress on his Facebook page, and I am always very impressed with his ability to paint flesh tones. Even though it is not a flat, it is still beautifully painted. I asked his permission to post his most current work.
This is a variation with the trumpet.
The same figure was painted by another friend, Thor Intararangson, with a sword, and displayed at the recent SCAHMS Show:
Both figures represent the beautiful artistry of Rafa and Thor.