This is a sample of a little boys portrait. It is done in a tight photographic style. and even though I paint the head and hands in this style, I still try to keep the rest of the painting loose and flowing. A painting must have a certain rhythm to be pleasing to the eye. Rhythm come naturally to the painter. However one must be aware of it while executing the painting. Sometimes it has to do with brushstrokes, and other times it might be done with composition or light. But, with whatever it takes it will always be an easier painting to look at if it contains it.