Friday, June 21, 2013

Weathered Red Door

Just completed another of my Up Close and Personal pieces for one of my groups.  This series is based on several favorites of my own macro photos which I wanted to "redo" in textiles. Ancient Cactus was my first piece.

This is from another photo I took in a small town in Texas during a trip there. I LOVE peeling paint and old buildings and doors and this just fit all of those. It is from an old store front but the premises were empty at the time we visited. Wish I could have found a date on the building or something but all I know is...it was very old.

The door is from a breakdown screen print I had done at least a year ago. Found it interesting how much it looked like the weathered red door without a whole lot of altering!! I cut out portions so the black could show through when appliqued. I also used a bit of acrylic paints and Shiva paint sticks to get just the right look.  The "grate" in front of the door is some silver mesh.  It was way too shiny for this old door so I painted it with a charcoal gray acrylic.  I love the way it turned out.  So....here it is....along with it's inspiration photo.

Weathered Red Door


I'll be posting this on Nina Marie's Off The Wall Friday.

10 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh, I am not familiar with the google plus stuff yet!

Thanks for stopping y quilts and dogs this early morn.

Isn't that a wonderful idea? Leaving art for strangers. It truly was exhilarating!

Love your red weathered door!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I'm in love with both peeling paints and doors too - so you hooked me there! Its a great idea to take macros and translate them into abstract pictures! Lovely!

Heather P said...

Kelly, this is gorgeous!

Heather P said...

Kelly, this is gorgeous!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

It's wonderful!...always have loved the weathered look!

Quilt or Dye said...

Great job! Very nicely done! And I love that you used your screen print for the fabric.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Kelly. You've achieved some wonderful depth of color here. Very interesting piece.
best, nadia

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

Thanks so much to all of you for your gracious comments! All are extremely appreciated and cherished!

Katherine McNeese said...

Love this!

Beth said...

Great pics. Judith had the same idea and posted her old door pics as well from last weekend!!