A portrait's progression
Stage 5 Adding detail and building upAs 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.