Portrait Study III

Did some more work on my portrait study, tightening up the boundary between light and shadow, and adding more cool and warm paint. The shape of the eye and the hairline still need a bit of work. Then I will go in and very carefully paint the forms in the shadow area.

This piece uses water miscible Duo Aqua Oils by Holbein, which have a nice buttery texture, but for some reason are very shiny. I had a lot of trouble seeing the image through all of the reflections as I painted and taking this photo was even harder.


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