Here's the current progress. Have introduced the silver mirror, refined some of the shapes. Will keep working both sides. It will be backed with thalo green light and gold leaf. I work everything out on the surface. I rarely use preliminary drawings, but, I do use reference material.
Vincent would not look at my unfinished work, whether in words or visuals.
He admonished: the poem comes fully realized, or it is not a poem.
I try to leave each day's work 'fully realized', whole in that moment between action and inaction.