Cottage Door

Cottage Door
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Lovely study, Sophie

Great painting Sophie, love the colours and the graining, the whole thing just tells a story of times past in that one little section of door, nice one.

There was a discussion on photographic-type painting on the forum recently, and I think most of us agreed we&#39;d rather not, on the whole, paint very tightly detailed work. <br /><br />Now, you come along and complicate all that! Because this is highly detailed and closely observed BUT - so recognizably a painting, not a slavish copy: one believes in the wood, the knots, the metal bolt and feels one could touch them; but it&#39;s also a beautiful painting of age, the process of change, decay and strength in the face of decay. <br /><br />As Malcolm says - it tells a story.

Thank you Malcolm and Robert. Sorry to complicate things! I am very flattered by your comments. I personally always try to impart some of my personality onto a subject whatever I am painting and as I am NOT a perfectionist I would never choose to paint a photographic interpretation of a subject but rather an expression of feeling and emotion that the subject gives me. I am particuarly interested in the process of decay and the beauty it reveals. I am far too &#39;slap dash&#39; for too much detail!

Wonderful use of the medium, splendid

Well - that&#39;s amazingly good &quot;slap dash&quot;, Sophie. Beautiful door with some super wood grain effects and splits. Love the bluish purple colours.

Lovely work, Sophie! Gorgeous palette!

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22/09/2015
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Another depiction of one of the door's on an abandoned fisherman's cottage atop the cliffs in Prussia Cove, Cornwall

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sophie penstone

I live and paint from my studio in Cornwall. I am largely self taught in watercolours and have been painting with them for 20 years. I am inspired many different things around me in the landscape but primarily trees, flowers and long shadows. At the moment I am also exploring the beauty of decay,…

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