NOT TOO NARROW…NOT TOO DEEP

There's an article on the blog about the book and other versions. 

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Not too narrow ... not too deep by Frank bellamy

Below are the finished piece together with a preliminary or rejected piece. 

The original painting is a lot brighter in colour than its published counterpart. Having the book, I believe the 'devilish' eyes of the right hand portrait (which was either a preliminary or a rejection) appear to me to lead the reader in one direction that I'm not sure the author meant to portray

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Finished painting  Preliminary drawing

Many thanks to Martin Baines (for providing older rough photos) which led to Terry Doyle nudging the current owner, Chris Power, to send me the clearer pictures above

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