I decided to keep going on the background of the painting last night as I was on a roll. I continued the work I started the previous two nights and I finished the entire cavernous background. I still have to add a few highlights on the rocks to reflect the bright light coming from the right side but for the most part background of Canto 5 is finished. I began working on the middle of the painting which is the stairway that ascends up to King Minos. I also roughed in part of the rocks he was resting his foot on. I have to add some highlight elements to make them pop more but I want to see how the figures look around it before I go back in and paint them. I'm really happy to have most of the environment finished in this painting. I am moving onto painting the demon and the soul he is pulling up the stairs to be judged by King Minos. I should be able to rough in their entire bodies during my session this afternoon and tonight. I still have a lot of work to go but I'm making a lot of progress in just six days.