This video explores a figurative painting from beginning to end, starting with a burnt umber drawing and continuing to the finished oil painting. All aspects of figurative painting are addressed: portraiture, hands and feet, torso, compositional considerations, attitude and intent, line and value, and color choices. Color glazes are employed to establish middle values, and the basic color composition. With the foundation of the painting set, Steve continues with thicker paint to define details, extend the value range, and refine the painting.