One of the most catching qualities of this absolutely beautiful Irish-Canadian, has to be its rich contrast stain overlaying swirling cosmos of birdseye, dappled with black clouds and a few minor breaks of dark flame grain. It reminds me of the warm earthiness of a Rembrandt painting, his palette usually consisting of a brilliant spectrum of golden yellows, subdued greens, vibrant reds and, most importantly, rich browns. I've seen him use this particular brown in several paintings, which, in art school, was disparagingly referred to as "old master gravy" by a professor of mine--but I completely disagree. In most paintings, its those chorus-like neutrals that give more exotic soloist colors the license to stand-out and sing. Here, it correlates perfectly with the overall design of this "Tyrone".