Fine Art -Oil Paintings, Figurative, Portraits, Studies

Philip Howe Fine Art
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After I do a number of illustrations, which are usually tighter renderings, I need to loosen up my brush stroke and the best way I have found to do that is to do quick portrait sketches or other freehand studies. Here are a few along with other more finished works. I generally don't like doing stiff commercial portraits, they only flatter egos and usually don't capture the real person. I do enjoy doing portraits that are somewhat more creative and designed well. Design, I feel, is everything and the technique should support it.

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In a Golden Light 32x44" oil canvas
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In a Golden Light - Detail 1
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In a Golden Light - Detail 2
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In a Golden Light - Detail 3
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Cathi seated
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Detail- Cathi with Cloth
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The Boy King oil canvas 30x40
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The Boy King - detail 1
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The Boy King -detail 2
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Natasha Study 20x28" oil canvas---Private Collection

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Natasha Study - Detail
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Contemplation oil canvas 26x36"
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Contemplation -detail
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The Endless Waterfall 36x36"

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The Endless Waterfall detail
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Ancient Door 24x36"---Private Collection
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Ancient Door detail

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Looking Up 20x28" oil canvas

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Alexa No. 2 oil canvas 24x30"
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Blue Robes 30"x40"

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Blue Robes detail
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Standing Pose 14x24" ---- Private Collection
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Woman in Shawl 28x34" ---Private Collection
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Portrati of Seafth 26x34" --- Private Collection
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Harley portrait study 12x20"
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Easton sketch 10x14"

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