" Never knowingly leave something wrong on your canvas"
This is a progress shot of a portrait commission I'm working on. I was having many issues with the proportions of the face and placement of ear. So while the first image may seem to be from after the second- the opposite is actually true. Sometimes you have to wipe away and start anew. ( I just had to)
I've read through an article a couple of times of John Singer Sargent's students telling of their experiences with him and his process- apparently if a face was not done to his liking, at the end of the session he would wipe it away- to do it all over again next time.