The title for today's blog should have been--What Was I Thinking? Note to self: when attempting a painting with lots of folds in the fabric and a strong geometrical design, draw it out first on tracing paper and solve all the problems there. Drawing first is usually my preference for starting a painting, but no I just jumped right in and did a rough sketch in oil. And to answer my question from yesterday, I should have saved the red squares for later. So today was spent correcting the block in mistakes. By the way, that doesn't count as a step.
Glazing later will give the wood more character. The top was a dark red metal but is well worn.
I'm still not sure if this is going to be a keeper. It's in its ugly stage so it's still too early to tell. I appreciate any comments even helpful hints. Just be nice!