Instead of 1/2 sheet, I'm working on 1/4 sheet gessoed paper for this study of the hands. And now I remember the problem with the hands in the 1/2 sheet painting - I traced the drawing onto the gessoed paper using a blue saral (a type of transfer paper - not graphite) and I couldn't lighten the blue lines so when the hands were wrong, the painting was wrong. I used graphite this time and took more care.
It needs more shadowing and shaping of the hands and arm and more color on the kimono and umbrella still. I may get time to do that later today but it's going to be a busy weekend.
I still want to do the full geisha if this works out.