It was the final sitting for this model. I went back the second time and performed “plastic surgery” with the brush.
After the color block-in, I like to go back again and tweak the drawing until I am comfortable with the figure, particularly when it comes to the face. I am keen on likeness and strive until I am convinced I have captured the essence and likeness of the sitter.
In this particular face I did several things after the first work in progress that you saw previously. I reworked the ear, the eye, the nose and part of the head itself until the placement of the features satisfied me. There were some corrections to the arm and hand as well.
After the work was completed I was satisfied that I had captured the model in the final “Light on White Linen”, 24×18, oil. So now you can see the model from the shadow side in a more frontal pose in the original painting, featured in previous posts, and the new profile view of the model painted from the light side.
Wonderful model, by the way. She stood for the complete sessions maintaining the pose. She would step right back into it after breaks and did a wonderfully professional job.