samedi 3 septembre 2011

Paintings with a door knob.

The paintings on these doors were meant to acompany and balance the mural of the opposite wall ( Chapter 1 of Demeures Peintes , Hôtel du Marechal de Tingry. They are definitely the minor part of the design...but I like them as much as the major one.
Each door was treated as a whole but also as three different paintings nicely framed and separated from the rest by the  moldings. I think that even the small skiny panels have their own identity. This really is what I found exciting. When I look at a painting I like focusing on details and in this case  the structure of the doors was allowing me to recreate this style of vision.

I worked from Leornardo's drawings .
I drew with charcoal on basecoated paper and  sealed it with acrlylic glaze that I watered down and sprayed over.

Being ambidextrous I can write backwards with my left hand which helped me copying Leonardo's famous handwriting...

6 commentaires:

  1. I love them too! Ingenious to use charcoal and then seal . I can't believe you can write backwards!! They have such energy and quick execution...Leonardo would approve!

  2. Theresa,

    When you come home I will show you that you can also write backwards, it should take 10 mn...!
    I am not certain Leonardo would approve , I just hope this is not too disrespectful.

  3. Oh these are sublime, you have an amazing talent with either hand!!! I am thrilled to have found your fabulous blog! Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

  4. Thank you Glenda for your comments and kind compliments.

    Thank you Scott, I also sincerely appreciate your talent !

  5. Oh my gosh!! This is just gorgeous!!