Spent most of the day mixing and painting blues. There are eight intentional variations, plus lots of merged edges that make another shade altogether.
I was working on the background cloth, I did a first round of paint on the embroidered stars, though they will
have to cleaned up and shaded once the blue is dry. They are pretty
wonky now. I shifted the stars around too, adding some and deleting
others, and did the highlights on the iron lock. Next round will be the wood of the chest, and the iron handles. Maybe a bit of veining on the marble.
Now it's time to put my feet up and have a cup of Earl Grey tea, toast and jam.