Pay-Off-Time: Is he reaching for his wallet - or a gun?
I may not have mentioned this before, but I regard myself as a narrative-artist. Every picture tells a story. I do not in general paint nice views and pretty things - as others do this much better than I can. The narrative absorbs me as I paint and I never know the complete [!] story until the final brush stroke - in fact I'm surprised where all these people come from?