detail of Steve and Tosca (dog) painting

The Art of F E Howe

stage 1 of painting ofa young man
Stage 1

stage 2 of painting of a young man
Stage 2

stage 2 detail
detail, stage 2

stage 2 detail
detail of neck,
stage 2

stage 3 detail
detail, stage 3

A work in progress

Portrait of Tom

Stage 3: The paint is getting thicker, the portrait is becomes more three-dimensional in appearance. Progress is slowing down as details become important. Note the eyes: The artist was unhappy with them, so dark paint was used to cover them. When the paint dries another attempt will be made.

Portrait of Tom, Stage 3

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