was completed by striking in local color and getting a feel for just where forms are positioned as well as to begin to understand the complex relationships between the forms. I decided to forgo the view from a particular vantage point, deciding, instead, to view all forms as if I were standing in front of each. Perspective has lost its extreme influence. I will have to use rhythm to move us around the picture plane. The background was painted in a light tint of terra rosa to simulate textured plaster walls. I did not cover it completely, choosing, instead, to let small patches of the cadmium yellow under-painting to shine through. None of these decisions is resolute. Some of my earlier choices will be negated as the work progresses.