After a few weeks of finishing commissions, writing a review of materials for Jerry’s Artarama and conducting a few week-long painting workshops I’m back to working on Canto 7. I spent the last week working on finishing all of the surrounding rock formations on the panel. The background took about three days to finish and the foreground rocks were finished in about three days as well. I am excited to getting back to painting the remaining characters in the painting. Last night I roughed in the face of Virgil and I will be doing the same for Dante tomorrow. The only remaining items to work on will be the robes for both characters and the hand and arms of Plutus. Fortunately the face of Plutus is finished so the hardest work has already been completed. I’m really hoping to finish the painting by the middle of next week. Wish me luck!