George Politis: Old Door with Torn Poster – Step by Step Watercolor Demo
In this step by step watercolor demonstration, I will show how I plan and work. My subject is an old door with some rusty metal and a torn poster, I will be painting them using DANIEL SMITH watercolors.
Old things, closed doors, weathered wood, rusty material have some mystery and convey melancholy. When I see a closed door… I sometimes question myself what would be beyond? What is inside? There is certainly some mystery involved. And then… especially when something is old, you start to think about the stories of the place. Who lived or worked there? What kind of joyful or other stories were recorded in that place? Such things that refer to an earlier age are so touching. On the other hand, they are normally far from beautiful. This is my goal: to render them in a way to present all the feelings they evoked to me. To make the subject stand out and become striking! This is a matter of planning, composing and using the right contrasts and value relations….