Creating a likeness of a person is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. In this book, John Howard Sanden makes the challenge much more achievable by breaking it down into 29 logical steps. Working in the exciting premier coup tradition, you will learn to execute a finished portrait in a single sitting, starting with your very first stroke. Perfected by Sanden over three decades of painting and teaching, this comprehensive method will help you create convincing, lively portraits every time.Features two complete portrait-painting demonstrations! It's the clearest instruction you'll ever see on how to paint portraits in oil!