Canto 1: Painting Mossy Roots and Rocks

I spent most of the night working on the environment around Dante's feet last night.  It's hard to tell by the photo here because a lot of the dark tones went flat because I used very little medium on the textures.   It will be easier to see once I glaze some more shadows into that area.  The same can be said for the leaves to the left of Dante in the background.  In another two days I should have most of the background finished so I can get back to the clothing.  I'd like to see this panel finished in another week.  I've been working back and forth on a commission of The Temptation of Christ so this has been a little slower than normal.