The veining work is almost complete, and although the slabs still look a little bare without the shadows of the architecture to create the play of light upon them, I think it’s working nicely. The girls will also need cast shadows to ground them so they don’t float above the surface in the way they presently do, and finally, still more work on the play of light will be needed when I render the tree branches and blossoms into the painting.

The Cadmium Blue sky is so intense that I think it will need a glaze of white to make it a little less overwhelming, but I want to wait until I can see it with the colour of the dresses completed before committing to painting it, or I’ll end up doing it twice.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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