At first glance today’s image (above) may look identical to yesterday’s (scroll down to compare) though many small changes have brought the figure of Tobias to a more satisfactory conclusion. Look closely and you’ll see that tonal adjustments today have helped the definition of the figure against the background. The boy’s back has been broadened along the bow-like curve under his right arm. The neck has been repainted, the blue light on it replaced with a warmer colour. The hair too has been slightly re-worked. There is also a new, irradiated patch defining the left edge of the open jacket. Small changes and perhaps not obvious without careful examination, but I can breathe more easily in front of the painting having made them.