Chinese Vase and Nautilus Shell

Chinese Vase and Nautilus Shell
Riva Brown Warecolor


From The Hankie Series

Remember these Hankies? Weren't they the perfect Mother's Day gifts? Mom had a drawer full of them. Their simple elegance allowed her to always have small beautiful things at all times.

The Technical Challenge

The whole thing is a technical challenge. It's all about delicacy. The delicacy of the shading, the delicate decorations of the vase, the delicate striping on the shells, the delicate detail on the coral, and the delicate gauziness of the fabric, showing the subtle shadow of the molding behind it, all contributed to the challenge.