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This is the finished article, I forgot to photograph the oil glazes  !
I altered the eyes again and they are fairly close to how I wanted them.
The dolls hand leading up to her face then onto the girls face make an interesting diagonal without being too obvious.
The girls finger points to something outside of the viewing range just to provide another element to the portrait, another concept or interaction.
Portraits can be a very personal experience and at times of no interest to people who do not know the sitter. These little elements provide an opportunity for the viewers imagination to fire up and in this case realize that the little girl is directing the onlooker to a chair so play may begin. (Little Bossyboots knows she gets free rein or free 'reign' with grandad )

Currently at exhibition with Nottingham Society of Artists Heritage exhibition

 
 
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' China Dolls ' stage 4
Here is the artwork showing minor alterations to the angle and positioning to the eyes etc, with some blocking in or cartooning with casein paint diluted just enough to allow the white of the canvas to still light up the colour. This will still be evident as the subsequent layers or glazes of oils that are applied The finished painting is now showing at The Nottingham Society of Artists in the Heritage Open days exhibition. While I was stewarding I was fortunate to meet another member Keith Wilkinson who like myself is interested in the methods used by the old masters in making their paints & mediums. Keith has a studio/gallery attached to his frame making business and produces frames second to none. As a highly talented artist Keith can advice a style, colour and size of frame to best suit your needs with a sympathy and flare that is second nature to this talented man. Keith's website is worth bookmarking, take a look at his on line gallery to see some of his master pieces and view the quality framing   http://www.keith-wilkinson-frames.co.uk/