Part of a series of paintings which depicts different doors and different openings. Inspired by my walking journeys between home and the unemployment office in May/June of 2009.
Personally, I find doors fascinating, as the face of a home or a place. They appear to say one thing about the place, but can present another upon entry.
These were done on my oldest canvases which originally started out as a simple sequence depicting a blood red lake shore. They were then painted over with green, impesto medium, black, violet and shades of blue squares forming an abstract series in 2009. The blue is the final base of colour for this series of four.
This door is the first in a series of smaller rectangular canvases depicting blue themed doors. Inspired by the doors of Morocco and the blues of Majorca, I decided to create a complex layered door frame of Moroccan inspired tiles, adorning a simple brushed gold wooden door.
This would be one of the more detailed and complicated pieces from a technical perspective. Being done entirely in freehand, some of the tiles, unfortunately, distort in proportions.