Old Door

Old Door, 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas

This door so impressed me on the old farmhouse in Russelville Ohio. I was not sure I would be able to capture all of the rustic nature of the old wood and weathered paint that was self-destructing and lifting itself from the wood it was attached to.

The color changes of the door as light tried to move under the overhang of this old porch helped to provide illumination for the painting. I was careful to be aware of all of the subtle color changes and this is what I believed made the painting a total success. Even very subtle light colors move into different warm and cool colors. If you do not bring attention to these subtle color changes you painting will look anemic.

I enjoyed some of the rough drawing as it juxtaposed the rough pallet knife painting of the door. The colors seemed to force the visual 3d space.

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