detail of Steve and Tosca (dog) painting

The Art of F E Howe

stage 1 of painting of a young man
Stage 1

stage 2 detail
detail, stage 2

stage 2 detail
detail of neck,
stage 2

stage3 of painting ofa young man
Stage 3

stage 3 detail
detail, stage 3

A work in progress

Portrait of Tom

Stage 2: After the underpainting has dried completely, color is applied in thin glazes of oil paint. This takes several days as the color is layered on, allowing the thinner glazes to dry before thicker, more opaque ones are applied. Portrait of Tom, stage 2

Click on a picture on the left to see another stage of this painting