A portrait's progression

Stage 5 Adding detail and building up

As the painting progressed, I started adding in some of the details such as the earring and silver ring on the finger. I particularly enjoyed the challenge of capturing, in paint, these little details and the subtleties of skin and hair. You can see that I have started to build these areas of paint up into, hopefully, a more believable and tangible illusion of reality.

You may also notice in the foreground that I decided to put something for Hannah's eye to focus upon by adding in a ladybird.

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