Now we’re at the stage where I make serious refinements to scale and positioning.
You can see I’ve scaled down Jo’s body significantly and adjusted the room and furnishings as well. I made her enormous hands much smaller, although enormous hands are cool! I had made them so large I had to repaint them twice to get them normal size 🙂
One foot of at least one model always breaks the frame in every one of my portraits, and it was best if it was Sadie’s new Fleuvog boot, so I moved Jo’s knee and feet back.
You can see the previous pass of post sitting work above, the color clarification pass where I clean up muddy colors from the first sitting.
And the first sitting, which I painted almost entirely with sponges from the euro store and sponge brushes, in 2.5 hours.