I haven't painted in quite awhile and decided to try this today. If I were a different artist, I could leave it alone. I would see it in an art magazine and love it. But this is just a start. I will take away its spontaneity and turn it into one of my usual competent paintings...........but this is me now, sitting at the table in my dining room, somber and surrounded by the trappings of my life, my red piano an attempt to brighten my shoddy surroundings, with minimal success. It is exactly as it is, without its mask.