Blue doors in a (very) green wall by Marjolein Katsma

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mysore, karnataka, india, south india, wall, paint, green, aqua, blue, door, double door, door frame, frame, insects, breeze, gauze

Here we see a double blue door (actually, it might be a double double blue door where the upper half can be opened independently from the lower half), set in a very green, almost aqua wall.

Completely according to the principles of wall painting in India set out in my Painting lessons – 1. The wall is all the wall has been painted after the door frame, with green paint spilling over onto the frame so it has a lovely blue-to-green gradient.

One door is covered with gauze so you can open the door to let a breeze in when it’s hot, without letting any insects in – the way it’s fastened is reminiscent of what I saw in Uzbekistan

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1


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  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago

    Interesting. Great textures and fasteners. I wonder what the “S” (or is a a “5”?) on the blue door means.

  • I found that sign interesting, too, but I think it’s neither an S nor a 5 – the shape doesn’t really match either. More likely, a character in one of the many scripts used in India. I’ll try asking around… :)
    Thank you, Ethna!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Love this !

  • Thank you for your visit and the fave – I’m glad you like it, Elfriede!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 2 years ago

    You are in the Spotlight

    Gefeliciteerd! Congratulations!
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  • Thank you again, Ien, for the Spotlight and for adding this to your favorites! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    Gefeliciteerd Marjolein,

    in International Showcase
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

  • Thank you again, Jo, for the congratulations and for adding this to your favorites! :)

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago

    Featured – 7.2.2012

    Excellent work! Congratulations!

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  • Thank you so much for featuring this Lucinda! And thank you very much too, for adding this to your favorites!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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