Every day I get an hour or two to work on this. I pinned it up on Thursday, March 5th. Yesterday Sarah and I went into the studio for a couple of hours and she sketched out the barrel vault based on an image in a book I have called Palazzi of Rome, while I worked on the marbles. Today I painted the vault, and once it is good and dry, and I have finished the other elements, it will get a nice juicy raw umber glaze to put it deeper into shadow. I really don’t want those putti calling too much attention to themselves.

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