Mystery Man in Blue

Let's play a little game with this one, shall we? The painting below is one of my favorite actors of all time, so I knew for sure I was going to paint him. However, even though I like the painting, I don't think it's immediately obvious to anyone (other than myself) whom this is a portrait of.  Let's face it, I'm not a professional portrait painter...I do this only out of a love of painting and my fondness for a given celebrity. So I can't always hit one out of the ballpark! Painting is primarily about the journey for me...even if the destination isn't exactly where I thought I'd end up.

So see if you can figure out who this is. Take a guess and leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

Mel Gibson Oil Painting