I’ve been getting pre-occupied with the composition of the Empress, which bothers me in reductions of the painting. I’m planning to add several more figures around the existing girls, and to paint more detail in the figures, who are too simple at the moment. So today I borrowed my neighbors daughter and shot photos of her in front of the painting. Because the painting is so large she was almost the correct size to match the girls, so it was very satisfying to place her amongst the painted figures. I’ll put two figures close to the columns, one in the foreground and two on the right of the girls.