More Moroccan Door Paintings

I have found some gorgeous doors that really appeal to me.

This is where I have stopped for the moment. I will continue soon.
This is where I have stopped for the moment. I will continue soon.

So here we go in watercolour.
I am using Arches hot pressed 90lb 100% cotton rag paper.
The next door I would like to paint.
The next door I would like to paint.

The first door is pure butter! Yellow crumbly walls surround an even more yellow antique wooden door. Such a feast for the eyes.
Please click on any image to bring it up large so you can see more detail.
I draw the doors freehand as I like them a little bit higgledy-piggledy and organic. I hate perfect straight lines and spot on perspective. For me it kills the painting. Anyway – that’s just me.
Here are the steps that took me to where I am now.
Here are the steps that took me to where I am now.

The second door is blue and very old and battered looking. Again it is set in an atmospheric stone archway that is well worn and crumbling. I love the heft and weight of this door and that huge and dark thrown shadow shows how sunny it is in Morocco and is what drew me to paint this door.

Here is where I am at the moment. I will be doing more work on this.
Here is where I am at the moment. I will be doing more work on this.

To see the steps click on this image –

4 steps to painting this door study
4 steps to painting this door study

This was my original wiggly drawing.
This was my original wiggly drawing.
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