26 Doorstep Art – Ok, so technically not a single doorstep

26 Doorstep - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm
26 Doorstep – Cathy Read – ©2018

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 Is Doorstep Art a thing?

If not, it should be.

One thing I’m finding with this painting challenge. There’s no shortage of subject material in most categories. I’ve struggled with a few but, by and large, it’s being spoilt for choice that’s been the issue, rather than a lack of choice.

That simulataneously makes everything easier and more difficult.

Easier, because it gives me plenty of good, inspiring features to deal with. Difficult because it gives me too many inspiring architectural features to work with. Doorways and entrances in particular. I believe there even may be a whole sub culture in doorstep art. I’ve googled it and there’s an arts centre in Torbay, but not a subculture. What do you think?

Is the world ready for doorstep art?

We want to make an impression, and the threshold to our homes is where we often start.

I think I’ll be following this theme a little further. Maybe that’ll be my project for 2019.

Here’s the painting in progress. I may have got carried away with the salt.

Painting of doorstep art in Buckingham26 Doorstep  - Cathy Read -©2018- Watercolour and Acrylic  - 17.8x17.8cm WIP 600
26 Doorstep – Cathy Read -©2018- Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm WIP

After a little more painting and some tentative masking removal as the deadline was looming and it was still wet. It has a fuzzy look from all the salt.

This is the finished painting.

26 Doorstep - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm
26 Doorstep – Cathy Read – ©2018

So this is my first piece of Doorstep Art. I think the world needs lots more of it.

26 Steps is part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.

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