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.