During the FINAL HOLIDAY BREAK OF MY LIFE (during college, at any rate) I started on a piece that was heavily influenced by Phil Hale. So much so that it is almost a direct tribute to him. Now, this may in fact stymie the chances I have of it getting anywhere in AOI of SOI, but I don't care. Ahem. Due enthusiasm aside, I am cautiously optimistic about getting this thing up in places. Fact is, anyone within my vicinity has seen this picture, what with me pleading for them to take a look-see. It's oil on canvas board, 26x32"