Work in Progress – Face Details

This evening it was time to focus on cleaning up and refining the details in the face of the Lincoln portrait.  Aside from warming up several areas, I reworked the nose and eyes, added detail and shape around the mouth, and started work on the beard and hair.  I’ll probably move on to work on the hands next then go back to the face again later.  Moving around in a painting keeps you from overworking an area, helps build continuity (especially dealing with fleshtones), and gives you time to look at an area with fresh eyes which makes errors more obvious.  Stay tuned for more updates as the portrait progresses.  Barry

Barry Darnall Art


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