"Self Portrait on a Lemon Background, 2007"
2007 was a strange year for me. Ann had died the year before and I was as depressed as I had ever been in my adult life. I did a very dark self portrait, and this one may have been done in the second half of the year. In August I had been camping in Lassen and at the McCloud River. I had sat by the River, watched the water go around the rocks, and contemplated the water as my life: how the water encountered obstacles in it's path, like rocks, and flowed around them. That helped me turn my life around, and this self portrait may have been painted after that. What I know is that I was trying to cheer myself up here through the color, but the eyes were still not there yet.
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