Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Door Knocker

Knock, Knock

The past 4 weeks I have been teaching a course on Old Doors, Locks, and Latches in watercolor.
This beautiful old knocker was what I painted for class this week. It is from one of the doors at El Molino, which is where I teach in Spain. I would love to know the age of this knocker because nothing was symmetrical on it. It must have been crafted by hand.
I will be teaching a similar course at Brock House on Jericho Beach starting April 8.
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Katherine Thomas said...

Oh, this is so cool! I love the composition and the lines pulling the eye to just the right places. I never thought about the fact that less straight edges indicates something was hand made... I love that concept... there is something philosophical about all that.. :) Lovely piece!

Sharon Whitley said...

I really like doors and knockers as a painting subject, there's something about them, love how you've done this Leslie

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thanks Katherine. In several cultures, craftspeople would purposely leave flaws to acknowledge that there is only one perfect being. I wonder if that is something that happened here or if it was just a young artisan learning her craft.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Sharon. Doors and knockers are a wonderful subject to paint.

jelly andrews said...

Wow! How great this door knocker-themed painting is. I love it. I love how you put the details on it. It is a beautiful work of art.

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