My new painting. I began with the thought of wanting to use browns with blues. I started thumbing through an old Van Gogh book my son Max gave me for Christmas one year when he was 10 years old. He wrote an adorable inscription which said, "Thought you could get some ideas for your paintings in here. Love, Maxwell. " Well I did. I also started looking at another Picasso book which is where the blue woman came from. I love using a lot of symbolism . I don't want to just paint a room anymore.