Of course I sorely miss getting to prowl the junk shops during this period of self-quarantine, but it IS a sort of gift. Time to play around, experiment, paint things I ordinarily might not try. I had an itch to practice on another portrait — and to make it crazy and wild. Lord knows I have plenty of crazy and wild stuff in my studio! But why am I holding a peeled orange, you ask? Right before this, I cranked out 16 paintings of peeled oranges while in shock from the “thou shalt not prowl the junk shops” decree!