A door handle for Frankenstein fans? #8 of the #4950Paintings

Painting of an old door handle with latch that appears to be nuts or bolts

Part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.

Presenting painting 8 – Door Handle.

This week was another hard one to choose. Simply put, there are so many to choose from. Should I look for something expensive and ornate or the opposite end of the spectrum of worn and rusty.
I veered towards the latter.

This door handle is on one of the cottages on Well Street.

Painting of an old door handle with latch that appears to be nuts or bolts
©2018 – Cathy Read – 8 Door Handle – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm

It looks to have been there a very long time.

Maybe even from when they were built and, as parts of Well street date back to Georgian times, that could be a very long time. There are a few of a similar style in the street. The worn appearance was what attracted me to this particular one. That and…

The latch appears to have been created using hexagonal bolts!

Using bolts as a latch, reminds me of the old Boris Karlof Frankenstein look. Pretty cool looking. I did wonder whther it’s a bodged repair at first but there’s another one further down. I really wanted to take a closer look, but you tend to cause concern if you spend too long gazing at door furniture. So I took a quick photo and moved along.

Here we have the completed painting.

Painting of an old door handle with latch that appears to be nuts or bolts
Cottage Latch ©2018-Cathy-Read

My next painting is a Balcony,

and I have the image all sorted for that one.
Apparently it’s a “Juliet Balcony” –

I feel a Shakepearian sonnet coming on. Parting is such sweet sorrow…

And I forget the rest, so until next time,
Adieu!

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