Thanks! Yeah, I was a little worried that the grey's hair wouldn't turn out but i'm pleased (which is odd LOL!) I've wanted to paint those 2 for a long time but never wanted to take the chance with those poodle curls!
Haha well either way, I admire your ability to work so well in paint. Some of the paintings I have seen on various art forums by artists who use paint as their primary medium, are actually so realistic that you can barely distinguish between the reference shot and the painting. I think with just about any of the 'realistic' mediums, it's all about practice practice practice a a bit of talent thrown in, to achieve that highly realistic appearance of your subject.