I had a torn, stretched canvas and I thought of doing some impromptu work on it. I had a picture of a gardener which was referred to for the painting. This painting is technically inferior as many detailing and nuances in the figure are missing. There is only one layer to this painting. I started directly with the face and concentrated on the facial expression. Since eyes aren't colored, the value variation in face becomes critical for the expression. Rest of the figure isn't detailed and just the base colors have been added to support the face. Background is contrasting to the face, natural, justifying the source of light.