This painting too, was done from a photograph of an old Antique or "Junk" shop, in China... As a kid I lived in Hong Kong for a few years, and have traveled to China several times. The palette is intentionally muted, to reflect authentically, the place... But more importantly the dominate shades of Grays and Browns, suggest the way China Felt to me during my visits. While Atypical for me, ( Not Naive in style, or Brightly Colored) the story this painting tells is one of ancient times, in a culture that is unlike those I frequent these days.... I love the mood of this piece, however somber.... The canvas is painted black around the edges, and is shipped unframed.