From a photo I took after we visited the Colosseum in June. 12"x12", oil on canvas. I roughed in the basic shapes on a white ground, scraped it down, and went back in. The second pass left it too low contrast for my taste-I preferred the Diebenkorn feeling of the rough so I went back in with some higher values. I wanted to have a try at that moment, the Collosuem just a spall part of big Rome, spread out before us on a bright sunny day.