Carlos Torano Virtuoso, oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10"
The cigar is/was a Carlos Torano Virtuoso Encore, 4.7 x 52, size. What intrigued me was the color of this Nicaraguan Colorado maduro shade wrapper which differs from a Brazilian or Connecticut wrapper. As I was working on it (the painting) I ended up removing the band to focus more on the leaf wrapper. As with the cigar I think I spent too much time on the glass ash tray.