Garage Lock Number One by Ken Powers

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This lock is a heavily used part of my 1917 garage. The building is nearly falling over and I don’t know why I lock it at all. Someday I will tear it down but for now it is an excellent subject for my series of padlock paintings. It was painted using Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The paper and paint interact to create excellent textures. The original piece is 5″×7″ in size.

Featured in Old & Rusty group in September 2009.

I am a still-life and floral watercolor artist based in the Tacoma, Washington USA area. My work can be found in collections throughout the world as well as on the set of ABC Studio’s television series, “Desperate Housewives.”

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    This one is wonderful….I have done one or two padlocks too…keys as well

  • I am pretty much done with this series of lock paintings but I just can’t help painting another if I run across another one that catches my fancy.

    – Ken Powers

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    I paint in series too…right now it’s portraits in a collection called Significant Faces of anonymous women….

  • I saw your Significant Faces series and love it. I am feeling a bit more eclectic lately so there is no telling what might fall under the brush next.

    – Ken Powers

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrabout 5 years ago

    Ken, great work.

  • Thanks Gary! This one is a little looser than some of the others in the series.

    – Ken Powers

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 5 years ago

    GREAT :)

  • Thank you very much!

    – Ken Powers

  • AnnaAsche
    AnnaAscheabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations from in-between!

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