Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Anna's Doorknob

Anna's Doorknob
oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

Back in February Karen, and I spent a few days at Inlet Beach Florida. Karen had discovered a beautifully restored Victorian home for rent right on the beach over the internet. The house was called Anna's Veranda (hence the title), and she wanted to use it as subject matter for new paintings. My primary job was to be her assistant, and tech support. Busy as I was, I did manage to find some time to do a little photography for myself. When I noticed this doorknob on one of the bedroom doors, I couldn't resist taking a couple of shots. I loved the shape of the knob, and the detail on the escutcheon plate with its' keyhole, and chipped paint. I thought this close crop, combining the knob with a small section of the multiple recessed panels, made a nice composition. If you'd like to bid on the painting you can take part in the auction by clicking here.


Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful!

Carolina said...

How long does it take you to finish a painting like this? It's amazing...!

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought a door handle could be so beautifully painted, r.

Josephine said...

I really like the sense of mystery in this painting.

Micah Neff said...

Have you been lurking with Don Gray? He is doing "doors" on his blog 'Daily Art West' lol