|Very vivid for such a short story. The development of Dominica was quite good - I could identify with her as a real character. You developed both the scene and character well.
The following comments are simply my personal reaction to the story, so please accept it only as a reader's opinion (not as an editor's critique). My own writing has been reviewed in a similar fashion. At first, I took offense to the review, but after some thought I realized that my stories affect every reader differently. Some readers (like myself) will notice things that most readers don't see. It all depends on the reader's background.
Personally, I felt confused with the story's realism. I found myself going back to read certain parts a second time to verify what I had read - especially her age and the style of language spoken. I'm not an expert (or even close to being one), but the dialogue and description of Dominica seemed out of place once you identified Michelangelo as the artist. [Based upon my other reading of this time period, life expectancy was lower in those days and "thirty years" was nearly a full lifetime. "Still dark hair" sounded wrong for a woman that late in life.] There will always be somebody that reads your work and over-analyzes it. Don't ever change anything unless you feel that it should be changed! Just keep in mind that someone will always question the "reality" of whatever you write. (At least that's what I've found to be true.)
I truly enjoyed the imagery of the artist's studio.
BTW - I'm refunding your auto-reward since my wordy review was more of a personal response to your story.