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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Abandoned Long-ago

I love painting portals - gates, fences and doorways. Artistically this doorway is interesting because of the various textures and the subdued colors and it has interesting historical charm.

The painting is 5" x 12" and is painted on 300 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper. It is originally from a royalty free image from the internet.   I have taken so many liberties with it - making many changes, etc., that I think I can pretty much call it my own now - artistic license, you know!!!


June said...

Beautiful. I really like this, Barb. I like the old, weathered feeling that emanates from it. It's got real character and I sense a lot of history, and many memories hidden inside. You've captured the soul and spirit of it beautifullly.

Christiane Kingsley said...

June has said it all:-) I love the mystery of a dark doorway...Really well done, Bar!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Wow, Barb! This is beautiful and I love the simple composition. Your palette makes me feel like I'm looking at an Old Master's painting.