This painting arrived at the end of one day of painting. After finishing my work, I realized I had a lot of paint left over on my palette and, not wanting to waste it, just started painting something for the sheer fun of it on a spare canvas. This is what emerged out of nowhere, this woman with a salamander. Is the salamander a tattoo or is it a pet? What kind of woman is she? To me, she appears fiery, loyal, tough as nails on the outside and full of ideals and imagination on the inside.