Since I was never quite happy with the skin tones on this painting, I'd put it aside for a while. Now I have new paint to try, so back on the easel it goes! I have concepts in mind for a new series...we'll see where it goes. In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying the quality and consistency of the Rublev paints. They have yet to disappoint!
There's something to be said, I think, for not skimping on the tools of the trade - for valuing one's own work enough to invest in it, in the same way we, as artists, expect our collectors to invest. Its a symbiotic relationship of the best sort.