Trying out some new brushes by Escoda - I really splurged on these. They are part natural fiber and part synthetic and I must say I love them. The have just the right feel for me. So I did a little 8x8 copy of a Thomas Buechner portrait. I learned to paint a long time ago by reading and re-reading his book "How I Paint". I once sent him an email and told him how motivating and inspiring I find this book. He was gracious enough to answer me to thank me for telling him and to remind me to enjoy the act of painting more than the result. Words I try to follow every day.