I ended up paying him $60 back in March 2006 and bought him a pair of headphones(Motorola HT-820) that costed $72.xx that were on sale about a month later with an agreement that he would be willing to barter art for it instead. I really would of loved to handle this in private as he's not the only artist I am working with that's late on getting commissions done. ((I've got one artist I've commissioned that took two years, but he at least showed signs of good faith by getting bits and pieces of it done.)) But at this point, I feel he's closed the last opportunity for keeping his name clean.
Is it right to now demand $100 back for it? I know it's not the 132.xx he owes me, but I figure there was item depreciation and such involved with the headphones. I don't really feel comfortable having him finish the commissions with some of the things he's stated to others about what I have paid for. I know I've got eclectic tastes, but, I just don't want the world to know with editorial comments about what my tastes are.