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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#5, Ponce doorway

On the windward side of Puerto Rico, a few miles inland, is the old Colonial town of Ponce.  On an afternoon stroll I photographed several interesting doors - reminding very much of New Orleans.  This is one of them.  I wanted to indicate the play of shadows in the recesses from the bright sun light.  Regretably, I didn't pay attention to the paint I was using (being more intent on the color!!) and used D-R Quin. red which did not stay where I put it!!  It bled into my shadows, which I intended to be clear.  Almost threw it away and then remembered that we are painting for quantity and not quality!  So here it is!  And I certainly learned a few lessons with this one!!


Elva Paulson said...

I don't think the bleed is a problem at all. It helps to hold the painting together. Didn't bother me a bit. I like the shadow versus the sunny area.

Kristin said...

I love the way you capture the transitions in light, the shadows on the door and the invisible-visible white iron railing things. Really nice balance.