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Lt H Baker RCNR MBE - Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Lt H Baker RCNR MBE – Atlantic Patrol. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Made some various tweaks to the face today, and added some more texture to the duffle coat.  I’m still not really happy with some aspects of how I’ve painted the face, but have decided to stop as I’m getting that niggly feeling that if I fiddle about much more I may mess things up entirely.  (Unless of course the client wants me to adjust anything).

Interestingly, I seem to have made one of those paintings where the eyes follow you around the room…

Here’s a closer view of his face

Detail view

Detail view

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Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 50 x 40 cm.

The result of today’s work on this one.  I think the hands, face and cap are finished.  Not sure whether to do any more on the coat, I’m tempted to leave it as is so that it doesn’t draw attention from the face.  Here’s a close-up:

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And finally, here’s the main photo I’ve been working from.  Obviously it’s been colourised, and for some reason they made his eyes blue when they were actually brown.  Not sure how well I have captured the likeness, portraits are a new area for me.  I think the painting at least looks human!