Who's the star of this painting?
I can hear my art mentor's advice, "Tone down the background. Let your subject be the star." I'm thinking that I purposefully defied that sound rule on this one.
This was the request from a mother whose son was graduating from cosmetology school, "I want a painting of a pair of hair stylist scissors on a really colorful background."
I must say that it would never have occurred to me to make a still life around a pair of scissors, but I've got to say that I really like it! And, I'm not apologizing for the garish background. Let it fight for attention this time!