Self Portrait: progression

I think it's interesting to see an artist's work as it progresses from start to finish. I didn't have many photos of this self portrait in progress, but these give an example of the beginning, middle and end. Most of my work starts out as a searching mess. I've seen other painters whose work is very organized from the beginning with well defined planes and values. More often than not my values are well defined, but the planes usually find their way into the piece as I work. I have a sort of dialog with myself where I ask myself questions and answer them visually. It seems my work develops organically. 

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