I've been away from my studio for a couple of weeks and I have to be honest, it was hard going up there to paint after such a long time. My motivation seemed to be gone and the longer I stayed away, the more difficult it was to get back in the groove again. But, today I decided to start painting instead of thinking about painting.
As you can see, this one is quite different from my usual work. We all get into a "rut" sometimes and I think it's a good idea to break out occasionally and try something very different. It forces the creative juices to flow again after a bout of "artists' block".