Well, the clients decided to change a few things, namely to move the Virgin Mary to the center with the tabernacle, as to calm down the composition. It was little too strong, and Dony and I both agree this change is much better. The idea for the tabernacle, consequently, has changed. Instead of God the Father, Mary will be holding the tabernacle. Dony has begun a clay sketch for this.
Heres an update on some of the art I have been doing. The still life is done in pastel, and there is a study of St. Francis by Ribera done with pencil. I am almost finished with a study of Caravaggio (finally, a Caravaggio!) and I will put that up in the coming week.
And just for fun, these are fireworks from a few weeks ago celebrating the Feast of St. John the Baptist, who is the patron Saint of Florence.