I’ve started the finishing strokes on this painting and the progress is going very slowly.

I’m starting with the head and I’m working in a lot of transparent layers. I’m trying to keep the drawing intact while increasing the turn of the form. I’m finding it really difficult to describe the turn of the face from the front plane to the side plane. It seems that the values and colors are so subtle here that the photo really doesn’t help much.

Finishing Strokes
Finishing Strokes
Finishing Strokes, detail
Finishing Strokes, setup


  • Session: 1530
  • Work: 1226
  • Width: 28"
  • Height: 18"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."