Frederick Heidel was one of my art instructors at Portland State University in the the early 60's. His observation on color was that colors of about the same range of darkness placed together on a painting relate to one another in lively interactions. Form and depth can be created without dark to light drawing.
I am exploring his process of making somewhat of a grid, playing with color not as a chart but in a non-academic way, allowing a feeling to lead my way. Soon these non-objective paintings take on shapes that suggest something familiar to people. Such is the case in this full sheet watercolor, "Playful, Cad Red to Viridian.