Canto 1: Halfway Point

 My studio as of the morning of March 8, along side a commissioned copy of my painting "The Temptation of Christ"

My studio as of the morning of March 8, along side a commissioned copy of my painting "The Temptation of Christ"

I'm at the halfway point of Canto 1.  The face is finished and part of his hood.  I've began working on the left side of the background last week and I'm moving into the left bottom painting a lot of trees and moss.  I'm balancing both the painting of Canto 1 and a commission of my painting of The Temptation of Christ that was commissioned for a collector in Ireland.  I should have both paintings finished by the end of the month.  

I'm already getting ready for panel 2, which will feature Beatrice.  Last week I secured a model for that painting and she will be visiting my studio next week to prepare for the next painting.