I find the patina of age very intriguing and exciting to recreate in paint…I always have cuts of MDF and Masonite primed with gesso waiting in the wings, ready for when inspiration hits me…lately I’ve been preoccupied with doors and things to do with doors….I made this door old…very old…it has withstood the test of time and all kinds of weather and has been painted many times, attesting to a tale of many owners…lately someone dressed it with a shiny new red door knob…why? if it could talk it would tell many stories….
Watercolour with Acrylic on Gessoed Masonite
“Too little has been said of the door
It’s one face turned to the night’s downpour
It’s other to the shift and glisten of firelight”…excerpt Charles Tomlinson