Hand tools are excellent objects to play with abstractly.

Family Treasures No 25, Wooden  Scribe and Metal Square

After last week’s conversation with Dine, I’m more conscious of overlapping, crossing the boundaries of cells as well as creating illusions.  The metal scale works as an object while suggesting two separate cells.  Altering the scale of the tools within the same cell alters the illusion of space between the objects.

Color Scheme: Double Complements … Blue/Violet, Yellow-Orange and Blue, Orange.  the Blue-Violet is neutralized to create a stronger illusion of depth and dimension.

Drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black Ink followed by watercolor washes

The Color Scheme Game … Another example of using neutralized hues in a color scheme.

Family Treasures No. 24, Wooden Scribe

The color scheme is Semi Triad, two complements with one color two units to the left or right of one of them.  The dominant color is Yellow-Orange.  I began with full intensity saturation of the complementary hues, yellow-orange and blue-violet, in the foreground.  As I worked my way back, I neutralized the yellow-orange for the geometric cell shapes and moved toward the blue-green in the wooden scribes.

Family Treasures No. 24, My Father’s Hand Tools: Drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black Ink, followed by washes of watercolor.