I knew before I started to compose the painting of Dwayne that I would have to make room in the composition for his stylish beard. I remember the first time I saw Dwayne at the Cherry Street Pier, noticing that he had a great beard. I am glad that he asked to be painted. I always enjoy talking with him and we had a great conversation. He also let me lay down a great blue background on his painting as we are both fans of blue automobiles.