A year or so back I was working on the idea of doing a series of paintings of people through dirty or misted glass, inspired by photos I took of daily commuters in South America. By coincidence I came across photos of subway travellers in Japan and the first image I used was this one. It is not finished because my studio time ended before I could add the final layers - which would have concealed much of the face-masked portrait.
I put the study to one side and while sorting my work druing the Covid lockdown a couple of weeks ago, rediscovered it. Perhaps - if I can replenish my painting medium supply - I will finish this during the coming weeks...