Featured in Plein Air magazine
Deborah Newman, “Old Saint Hilary,” 2017, oil, 11 x 14 in. Collection the artist, Studio

More than just a compositional construct, doors, windows, and passageways provide the opportunity to imbue a painting with a sense of mystery. Whether our view is looking out, looking in, or down a corridor, we can’t help but wonder what awaits on the other side. Here, seven artists present us with seven unique takes on these familiar yet evocative subjects.

Plein air watercolor painting
Ken Karlic, “Sunbaked,” 2018, watercolor, 21 x 14 in. Collection the artist, Plein air

“Created during Plein Air Easton 2018, ‘Sunbaked’ is based on a series of structures where the pattern of light and shadow created strong geometric shapes,” says Ken Karlic. “It is in the mysteries of the windows, doors, and passageways that I found the most interest. By simply suggesting them, I created a feeling rather than a specific place.”

Plein air oil landscape painting
Nancy Tankersley, “Stable Doors,” 2013, oil, 10 x 12 in. Collection the artist, Plein air
Plein air oil painting
DK Palecek, “Stoic Abandon,” 2018, oil, 12 x 16 in. Collection the artist, Plein air
Oil landscape painting
Jennifer Taylor, “Reprieve From the Rain,” 2018, oil, 14 x 11 in. Private collection, Studio

“When we were in Venice, it rained the entire time,” says Jennifer Taylor. “This open door was so inviting, I just wanted to slip in there and sit in the courtyard for a reprieve.”

Landscape oil painting
John Pototschnik, “Sorrento,” 2015, oil, 40 x 30 in. Collection the artist, Studio
Pastel painting
Jill Stefani Wagner, “Window Hydrangeas,” 2012, pastel, 20 x 16 in. Collection the artist, Studio

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