Painting Doors and Windows with Ink and Watercolor
One of my favorite subjects to paint is old painted doors. They have so much character and they really tell the story of the place.
There are a few challenges that are particular to drawing and painting doors, including:
- Getting the proportions right
- Conveying a sense of depth
- Figuring out a way to depict faded paint and crumbling stone without overworking everything
- Including just enough of the elements that surround the door without taking away from your main focus
In this class I’ll show you how I approach my paintings of doors.
We’ll go step by step, starting in pencil, then moving on to ink and finally watercolor. I also add a few highlights with white acrylic paint pens.
I’ll give you a few of my own photographs of doors for you to work from, but I hope you’ll go through your photographs from your own travels and paint a door that you fell in love with during your own travels.