The curtain and floor were the first elements to be worked on. I wanted to complete the background, I knew this would be a challenge!!!! The hanging curtain took a while to form the folds and patterns I had researched. My idea is to show the floor as a mosaic with a medallion design underneath the figure of Pallas Athena. The photo on the left shows the basic colour scheme for the floor mosaic, which I need to merge into the setting along with the 'Pallas Athena' name.
The brazier behind Athena was the next item to work on. The photo on the right shows an overall layer of white over the floor to pull together the Medusa head and floral design.