So yeah. This week I lost my pup. She was a little over 14 years old. She was the best, by my side through the best and worst moments of my life. I said goodbye to her on Monday in the kindest most loving way I could. By her side until her very last breath. Tore me up pretty good though. I’m definitely in the midst of the grieving process and crying shit out daily. I’ve lost a lot of beings in my life and they each affect me differently. But this week I had a hard time getting my head in the game to paint my usual shit. So I’ve been diving into a series of quick portraits. 25 minute exercises, fragmented, emotional, raw and reflective studies. I’m going to do another handful of them still as I feel there is still more emotion and visual expression to explore. This is what I’ve done over the last couple days.