Had a pretty good week. Mixed paint on Tuesday for starting the flesh and then on Wednesday started work on the arm and the painting finally started to come alive (to my relief). Then I had to turn my attention to my first photo shoot with Joe, and although the outdoor Gowanus shoot didn't really work out because the weather (and some doubt on my part) the work in the studio offered up some good possibilities. I still feel as thought I'm wrapping my head around exactly what I'm trying to capture, but I'm also really excited to be collaborating with people I like on these compositions. I didn't slip into it as easily as I hoped, but a good start. I am pretty exhausted today so have reduced my ambition . I'm hoping to put in about a three hour sessions and call it day (it's back to work on the arm).