Got the icon board prepared and gessoed, and with my son's help, got the board back on its special easel, with some maneuvering. This commission is pushing the limits of my small studio. I miss the larger spaces when I had a house in the prairies. Too bad that 'house' and 'West Coast' are not a match.
I have the initial graph drawn on the board and now I begin the process of: 1) enlarging the Holy Family composition to scale for the center and then, 2) ink in the Holy Family design once confirmed then, 3) begin developing each of the 8-10 persons (4-5 on each side) which will represent the archdiocese's history and some ethnic groups making up its population.