I liked the interaction between the lock, latch, and red door in this image. I had a slightly more difficult time drawing the lock and the eyelet it passes through to appear correctly in the composition but it worked out just fine. The work is painted with Rublev 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The interaction of the course grained pigments with the rough Arches paper helps to bring the piece to life with texture. The original work is 7″×5″ in size.
3rd Place Finisher in the Materialistic Items challenge.
6th Place Finisher in the Your Best Watercolor challenge.
10th Place Finisher in the Locked challenge.
Featured in Old and Rusty group in October 2009.