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18 Door Knob – Original Painting

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The Original Painting 18 Door Knob  is of at door knob in Castle Street, Buckingham. The painting is signed and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

About the Picture
Door Knob is the Eighteenth of the original 4950 Paintings. A Series created by Cathy Read in 2018 as part of a challenge to create 50 paintings of architectural details on buildings in Buckingham and surrounding villages. No building was used twice and no feature repeated unless there was a distinguishing characteristic of the feature. Cathy Read retains all copyrights as the artist, and this artwork cannot be reproduced without written consent from Cathy Read.

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18 Door Knob – Original Painting

About the Image

Doorknobs aren’t usually the subject of paintings, part of a painting, yes, but not the main feature. Cartoons, yes. as the mouse, fleeing from the cat, draw a door knob so he can escape. But rarely are they the feature of your actual paintings.

Number 18 of the 4950 Paintings sees me going back to basics with a humble doorknob. OK, so maybe this one is a little bit grand, but it’s relatively humble.

Doorknobs are ubiquitous. We rarely notice them, unless they are particularly ornate. This one is typically functional, the angles allowing for good purchase in wet weather. Important if you’re coming in from a storm. I wonder if the householders ever notice this feature as they fumble in haste to flee a downpour?

Ever been left bereft as a door knob came out in your hand?

Because a screw worked lose? You’re left holding the useless item, wondering how to enter or exit the room. Perhaps there’s a sense of urgency? You’re late for an appointment! Panic sets in.

Or perhaps embarrassment if it’s a crowded place?

You hope no one has spotted you as you try to fit it back on. another source of many a joke. We sometimes use them to hang things on and  Cilla Black  once noted that she used a doorknob as a “dance partner” so she could practice her Jive spins whilst holding on. Now there’s an image…


Creation: The image is created using masking fluid, then painted with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks and building up layers, which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.

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