Finishing Strokes

I’ve started the finishing strokes on this painting and the progress is going very slowly.

I’m starting with the head and I’m working in a lot of transparent layers. I’m trying to keep the drawing intact while increasing the turn of the form. I’m finding it really difficult to describe the turn of the face from the front plane to the side plane. It seems that the values and colors are so subtle here that the photo really doesn’t help much.

Finishing Strokes
Finishing Strokes
Finishing Strokes, detail
Detail
Finishing Strokes, setup
Setup

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