There is something very enticing about an unopened door, even if it goes somewhere rather uninteresting. Behind the old byre door is a broken lawnmower, however with a bit of imagination it could be another entrance to Narnia! I like old weather beaten doors with peeling paint and discoloured stonework, It appeals to my love of texture. I used watercolour, pen and ink and watercolour pencil.
I bought this Greek doorway picture a few years ago in the Peloponnese, unfortunately it was not signed so I don't know the artist, but it is painted on fabric which makes it very unusual. It is from an area of Greece called the Mani. It is probably the doorway to one of the many beautiful Mani Tower Houses many of which were left deserted but are now being bought and renovated by rich Athenians. It was a beautiful yet stark landscape, and the ruined villages added to the air of forgotten wilderness. Even now this picture reminds me of the smell of searing heat, chirping cicadas and hot dry dust between my toes!