We have only a few days left. The coves are finished and the lantern is coming closer and closer to completion. For months we’ve honed our painting skills on flat, level, table height surfaces but painting the lantern in place is a whole new challenge. We’ve been spending whole days crouched up inside painting on vertical and overhead surfaces. We’re taking extra care not to let the paint drip or run, trying to not overload our brushes with paint and paying close attention to what is below us.
The other big challenge has been the space constraints. Only four people can work on the lantern at one time, yet the total square footage of painting surface is roughly equivalent to an entire dome. A dome will usually take nearly our entire group of leaders and students two weeks to complete. Now just two days from the end of our workshop we’re on schedule and everything is looking beautiful!