Your homework for this Wednesday is to devote 3 hours to painting. This can be additional work on your self portraits outside of class (I've taken photos of your paintings from last Thursday as a point of comparison.), or a new painting (open assignment), or a combination of both.
The only requirements for the assignment if it is a new painting is that it IS a painting, and that it is awesome (color, composition/design, expressiveness, content, innovation, risk-taking, etc. -- As an artist, you decide what to focus on.). This is a very open-ended assignment. I'll be grading it on your personal investment.