I set up my materials for painting today, felt excited to paint, and yet felt tired. Maybe it was the painting of Juan Carlos that sapped me of all of my energy, maybe it is the busy week I’ve had, I don’t know. I thought of painting something ambitious, something new. Then, I felt like painting something simple, yet quirky. The thing I enjoy about this painting is so basic- I love the way the beer bends the neck of the violin. I can’t wait to put the strings in. I spent two and a half hours on this sketch. I plan to work on it for a few more days.