It was a very cold winter and I was suffering a bit from seasonal depression. So I went into my studio and created 3 paintings on anodized aluminum. One was "Alive!" Red is the color of vitality and physical health--the outgoing positive “yes to life” attitude. I needed a jumpstart. I only used two red paint colors for the original of this print--they blended beautifully. I loved how the thick paint settled as a circle in the middle. I used a high gloss paint, and it dried glossy. I have invented tools to paint strokes anywhere from 3' to 30'--so I can paint in one motion. Almost looks like I used a spinning tool, but it was just my hands, my tool, and my energy!