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 third in a series of smaller rectangular canvases depicting blue themed doors. This door was a departure from most of the front doors, I had illustrated and I wanted to focus on a less ornate backdoor.
Here the walls are unadorned, but still show through the gentle swirling pattern of the previous painting. This led to the door adopting a similar spiral texture, which I started to bleed/drip. Eventually, the theme turned dark and I left it as that.
Here is the curious backdoor leading to perhaps a sinister unknown.