When I created this concept years ago, I knew my friend Kenny would be a good reference model for the oil painting. We've been friends since elementary school and I consider him one of my brothers. He's been there through thick and thin. I've been fortunate to have him living only minutes away the past couple years. We've kept in touch pretty good over the decades. He recently had a birthday and I invited him over to celebrate. Towards the end of the night I presented this to him as a gift. Thanks to my wife for snapping the photo! I could've sold the painting but giving this to him means more to me than any amount of money. Kenny, I hope we have a few more decades of laughs. The first few have been great so thanks. Cheers!