Welcome to the studio floor, where I'm sitting with a picture of myself and St. Benedict. I was trying to show the scale, which only partially worked out, since in reality St. Benedict's head is about twice the size of a regular person.
I wanted to give you little glimpse of how it's going. Seven saints are nearly finished, and I'm beginning painting on the 8th saint today.
Here's a recent shot of St. Leo the Great and St. Benedict. During the late winter/early spring, natural daylight in short supply, but the kind of painting and color work I'm doing is best in natural light. The light was fading at the day's end, when I was working on Benedict's cloak. I took this shot as I left the studio for the day.