|Portal K Howell 2012 Charcoal/oil pastel on paper 14 cm x 21 cm|
So says Goethe.
And then comes the development work.
I love the simple magic of doorways. A door is choice and possibility, the unexpected and undiscovered just beyond the threshold.
This is a reconstructed Saxon arch, and while it appears to go nowhere (it's part of a freestanding wall, the building no longer extant), it offers a whole new view through its frame. A Portal. From here to somewhere else, furnishing a glimpse of the Other Side (In this case, a shifting tide and Cumbria ).
Paintings are coming along Slowly... so many possible doorways!