Following rules is rarely fun.

Family Treasures No. 13


This sketchbook painting of stuff began as a triad color scheme of yellow, red and blue.  With that as the foundation, I worked my way along the edges of the color wheel to include the bright orange handles of the scissors as well as  introducing red/violets and blue/violets for interest and variation of color temperature.  By crossing the color wheel borders to neighboring segments I feel the painting has more movement and expresses the playfulness of these objects, pieces of my childhood jumbled with more recent treasures.

Drawn first with fountain pen followed by watercolor.  Top to china elephant teapot, jars of tools (scissors and pencils), jar of turpentine, ink bottle, wooden block, die and lizard totem.