This week we’re showcasing another of The Artist’s watercolours, from the early days of our relationship. Encouraged, perhaps, by the appreciative comments that Address Unknown (VOS # 1) attracted, he was inspired to paint another ~ completely different ~ doorway.
This is the entrance to a once splendid house, which has fallen into disrepair. With peeling paint, broken render and the portico overgrown with ivy, it conveys a sense of mystery.
Who lived here ~ and how? Why did they leave?
What secrets does that faded door conceal ~ what is the story behind it?
VOS #11 NOSUCH PLACE
Sketched initially in pen and ink, this painting is rendered in watercolour. To give it perspective, it should be viewed from below ~ as if looking up from the bottom of the steps, into the domed roof of the porch.
The original picture, which we still own, is on watercolour paper and 21in x 15in. Martin had it scanned on a drum scanner, before digitally remastering it and printing it out on box canvas. At 5ft x 3ft that is almost the size of an actual door!
Find The Logo
The Artist’s logo is imprinted, just once, somewhere on this image. Can you spot it?
Last week I enlarged My Old Leather to make the nine (and a half) logos, incorporated in the design, more clear.
Most of them are on the brass stud fasteners:
one each on the epaulettes
four around the collar
one on the pocket flap
one on the belt loop, on the right hand side
This makes a total of eight ~ with the half stud just visible on the left loop.
The ninth logo is different, placed where you might expect to find one. In gold on dark blue, it’s on the designer label, stitched onto the red quilted lining!
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