I worked on a new self-portrait study yesterday. With all the prep for Miami, driving paintings to LA, wandering around Chicago, etc. I hadn't actually painted in three weeks - so it felt good to get back into it. I'm going to mostly focus on practice for the next few weeks at least; lots of studies, and hopefully I can flush out some ideas for the next series. I'm very much looking forward to it.

This one was fun, although not without the usual strangeness that comes along with painting my own dumb face. I'm going to possibly do a few more with restrictions on time and pallet, in an attempt to loosen up a bit, and get faster. not necessarily for any reason other than to see what happens, and hopefully learn from it.

I leave for Miami on Wednesday and will be documenting the trip as always (last year's posts here & here). I'll have lots to post.