I thought I needed to try a totally different approach. So I used a square format and a very cool blue/green pre-toned board. I also used a lot more Liquin for the underpainting of the darks. This gave me a very transparent and thin shadow color to start on.
I kept using Liquin with my paint to keep the color transparent even when over painting the shadow color. I am thinking dark shapes and halftones at this point but I am also aware of form.
It always is a thrill to put the highlights in.
I really like the color and texture of this painting. But the best part to me is the strong horizontal element of the cloth. Even though this is a square format the horizontal lines in the cloth seem to trick the eye into thinking there is much more width than height.