No apology necessary Lamar! I always appreciate honest feedback... if it looked out of focus to you then thats how it looked to you!
In looking at it again, even despite the "soft focus" style of the painting, the actual photograph mayactually be slightly out of focus too, but not by much.
The reason that some of my work looks more out of focus, and others do not, is that sometimes I use that style, and sometimes I work a bit tighter. The majority though is pretty loose, and soft.
Thanks for your compliments on my work and taking the time to comment. Its always appreciated.