5" x 7" oil on unprimed canvas
from a photo reference
When the self portrait became so depressing that face-down was the only thing I could do to save my sanity, I painted someone else on the back. Strange stuff--unprimed, coarse canvas! Several times during the process, I wiped her out. A rather beautiful, subtle, soft portrait would appear after each rub-out, as the residue paint was forced into the weave of the canvas*.
...which I then repainted into this maybe not-so-subtle and soft woman.
*This might be worthy of some further experimentation.