Once I worked through (came to grips with?) the importance of the “cartoon”ing line in these pieces I decided I really did want to have a red painting (yes, it’s partly the old saw). I reused the composition sketch for a prior piece (top left) that got recycled and the study in the top row. It was hard to move on from the painting when it was in the stage at the end of teh second row- guess I’ll need to revisit that.
Not surprising that the cartooning line turned out yellow-ish since that chroma is in the underpainting. Quite pleased with the way the line plays off the fairly narrow tonal range in this one.