This is a painting that I've been planning and working on for a long time that has involved several interesting challenges for me. Aside from the fact that I've never painted a biblical interior before, the low angle, overall subtle dark lighting with both warm and cool light sources and shadows has been been a fun learning experience. The layout and drawing has changed several times and will continue to change a bit as I paint along with the overall values and color temperatures. It's been a slow process of working in one area for a little bit and then moving around into other areas to try and tie it all together. It's always tempting to jump into certain detailed areas too soon.