The Bellamy Road Gallery self portrait show was coming up and I did not know how I was going to approach it. So, I spent a Sunday afternoon watching back to back Kate Blanchett movies. One was "Elizabeth: the Golden Age." The other was "Charlotte Gray." I was very moved by how the stories portrayed life colored by circumstance and consequence. Inspired I wanted to paint something mature and meaningful. My painting time was limited so I started by doing an under painting in watercolor a medium which I have not had much experience. It went so well I painted the whole thing in watercolor.