Summer Challenge Theme: Windows or Doors Winners: #3 Valerie St. Marie, #6 Karen McDermott,
#11 Lynn Morgan, #19 Laurel Sponseller, #21 Nanci Sheppard (in numeric order)
Windows to the West (Study)
#1 Pat Doughty Oil on Paper, 5.5x7" The windows on the house across the street with the constantly changing light and shadows are a continuous source of inspiration.
Old Barns Needed Windows
#2 Sonia Collins Watercolor on paper, 11x15" Old barns needed windows for both light and ventilation.
#3 Valerie St.Marie Watercolor on paper, 14x11" ...Life during COVID, especially the earlier days. It seemed that I spent a lot of time looking out my windows.
#4 Jol’ene Northup Watercolor on paper, 8x10" This courtyard in Mexico said welcome come on in the first time I saw it.
Shaft House Ruin
#5 Jean Makela Mixed Media on Handmade Paper, 9x9.5" This haunting image was taken from a sketch of a coal mine shaft house in the ghost town of Madrid New Mexico. The windows and doorways lead to the dark mine below.
#6 Karen McDermott Watercolor on paper , 11x14" While touring the Barrio Libre area of Tucson I was fascinated with the architecture of the old Hispanic homes. I especially liked the shuttered windows and arched doorways of this particular home.
A Pleasant Surprise
#7 Sonia Collins acrylic on canvas board, 14x11" On a walk past an old abandoned building I was startled to see a plant with lovely pink flowers against a set of triple windows that were still intact.
#8 Carol Giordano Pastel on Paper, 12x9" On one of my walking routes in my neighborhood I pass this door. I played with the image for a while in a program similar to Photoshop. To me it looks like the sun is setting or a storm is brewing or waiting...for what?
#9 Sandy Wolf Mostly watercolor on paper., 12x9" This was from an old door photo i took in Patagonia, i think. The Southwest sure has many charming doors of interest.
#10 Sandy Wolf Mixed media on watercolor paper., 12x9" I took the challenge literally and tired to make lots of doors and windows in one picture. Got out the T-square and triangle and went at it.
#11 Lynn Morgan Watercolor, 14x11" Blue door in rustic vacant building.
Mission Patio, Espiritu Santo
#12 Jol'ene Northup Watercolor on paper, 10x8" One open door, one closed. Which one to take?
Door From the Past
#13 Liz Wolf Watercolor on paper, 9x14" I love exploring ruins from the past. I came upon this wall and doorway while exploring the old Ruby Mine area.
Panes and Jambs
#14 Cindy Haase Mixed Media and Collage on Paper, 9x7" The dark collage pieces are old warehouse windows. As I worked images of blueprints which were part of my world growing up (my Dad was a builder) started running through my head. The lines and door opening symbols made their way into this piece.
#15 Laurie Romanelli Oil on canvas, palette knife, 12x12" When clouds open up to reveal the blue sky behind them, I always feel like I am staring up into heaven, peeking into the quiet beyond the turmoil.
Old Mesilla, NM Casa
#16 Audrey Hembree Oil on canvas, 16x12" Representative of old SW Adobe architecture
Garden Wall Windows
#17 Cathy Lacey Mixed media on canvas, 20x10" Windows pierce a garden wall.
#18 Nan Lux Acrylic on canvas, 20x24" To draw a door was surprising difficult for me, so this challenge proved true to the effort.
#19 Laurel Sponseller Watercolor, Pen and Colored Pencil on Paper, 6x9" After Carol Frye
#20 Laurel Sponseller Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 6x6" One of a series of abstracts I'm working on for the Louise Fletcher online course Finding Your Joy (Joy in making art, not in subjects necessarily.) This came to mind with all the current existential adversity.
Rancho de La Canoa
#21 Nanci Sheppard Pastel on sanded paper, 14x11" Isn’t it obvious
Mission San Francisco
#22 Del Marinello Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 20x16" The image represents the front door of the Mission, which is in San Antonio.
#23 Cathy Lacey Mixed media on canvas, 8x10" This door/gate is intentionally ambiguous. The surrounding architecture suggests walls; the walls convey time and culture. The title "passageway" hints at movement into a space. The entry into the architecture is narrow and each one of us has an understanding of why this is so.
#24 Cheryl Jackson Schaeffer Oil on canvas, 11x14" The cats wait patiently at a door.
Casa de Gila
#25 Cheryl Jackson Schaeffer Oil on canvas, 14x11" If your door is missing, guests will come right on in.