I'm happy to finally be back to working on the figures in this painting. I've said it a million times during my career - I'd rather paint a million figures than one piece of architecture. Fortunately, it went well and I'm going to spend the last few days working on Virgil and Beatrice and their immediate area around them. I saved the best for last on this one. I posted some video on my Instagram page showing the progression of Virgil's face. You can see it below.
Looking at where I am on this project at the moment I realize I need to pick up the pace on this series in order to be finished in time for 2021. I've been working on so many commission pieces on top of this I'm hoping to get more contributions to the project so I can dedicate all of my time to it without taking on additional work. I'm also working on putting up a Patreon campaign so look for that soon. I'm juggling a lot but it will be all worth it in the end. To really kick things into gear I've decided to not work on just one panel (Canto 4) but two at a time (Cantos 4 &5). This should be just the kind of push I need to accelerate my pace. Wish me luck. Thanks again for all of your support.