This is the phase of a work that doesn’t seem to advance much. The corrections take time. It is a matter of observing the model and looking at the block-in to see what may be off. I look for angles and proportion. This is where work begins to take place to create the dimensional modeling in the drawing, where the flat canvas surface begins to be carved into a three-dimensional image.
Here is the overall painting as it is today. You can see some obvious work done to the background. I made a correction on the left foot and didn’t work the legs much. I focused on making corrections to the body and hat, mostly covering the area shown in the detail.
The arms and hands were the primary focus of my work during this session. I corrected the right strap to what it was in this sitting. The basket placement changed during each break so finding the placement I wanted to keep was a bit of a challenge. Each shift affected the placement of the hands. The hair changed too but I kept the original style.
I want to keep the shadow in the face and bring out the lights more. I will focus on that during the next session. Overall, I am happy with the work accomplished in this sitting and look forward to more definition next week.