On the left is a detail of the shepherd's clothing taken after cleaning and before inpainting. The photograph on the right illustrates area during the inpainting process. The major losses in the paint layer are blocked-in with some details of the shirt completed.
Joan is working on the badly abraded landscape between the figures of Erminia and the shepherd. Areas of old, dark and discolored overpaint could not be safely removed from the painting's surface and must be toned to better match the surrounding original layers.