I wanted the ceiling to be simple, but I didn't want to make it completely plain. The reoccurring problem of size reared it's ugly head again briefly. Only a small fraction of the ceiling exists, so I thought I would try making a design that suggests the room is bigger than the visible scene.
I dug around and found a couple of small angels and a nice filigree and played with positioning for a while. This is what I came up with.
When the glue dried I coated it with gesso. It needs a few more coats, but I think it's a good start towards a faux plaster ceiling.
There's actually a bit of the baseboard showing in the above picture. I primed them with gesso when I started on the ceiling. Depending on how well things go tomorrow I might get the floor, ceiling, and baseboards in place. We'll see.
I didn't get to any of the other non-research projects. But I did do some snake research and have some ideas of what I will be trying next.