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 fourth in a series of smaller rectangular canvases depicting blue themed doors. This was the final door of the series and had always been intended to be a circular door. Influences by the circular doorways/gate of Chinese and Japanese gardens, I decided to form this one within a domes wall.
The colour scheme was derived from a peacock feather which lent itself to the texture of the stone work and of the motif within the wooden door.
It is one of two doors lit by moonlight instead of direct sun..