This morning I again tackled those #@! columns. Now that I know there are TWO columns, I looked harder at them and figured out where my copy was wrong. I worked on the columns for an hour and a half, then stopped for lunch.
After lunch, I worked on the sky and trees. I lowered the horizon a bit more. I still haven't put in those tall, spindly trees in the distance on the right. I forgot to take a picture on the easel at the end of the day, so I photographed it in the Copyists' locker room, where I didn't have room to stand back and get a straight photo of it. Oh well, you can still see my progress in this cockeyed photo. Back for more in two weeks!
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