After too long a time of heavy-handed drawing, it's good to loosen up a bit and do some quick studying with paint. Get back to the roots. No pressure, and no judging or regretting the results. Exploration leads to discovery and perhaps even a glimpse at some kind of "inner truth." Being ok with imperfection is a way to drop some weight off your shoulders, and is the pathway to making better decisions.
This quick painting took only 2 or 3 hours, painted on top of a drawing that really wasn't working at all.
orange study, 2016 - acrylics on watercolor paper - 9" x 12"