Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red Shuttered Mystery

contemporary watercolor painting of a red shuttered window by atul pande
Closed shutters on windows instantly evoke the sense of a warm sunny climate. At the same time (sort of like a wrapped package), a curiosity springs to mind about what tableaux of daily life might be going on behind the shutters. What joyous, ordinary or painful experience might the shutters conceal?

Red Shutterred Mystery is a simple piece of work, though it did take a bit of time especially in creating the sketch and masking off the highlights. Putting in the color was the easier step!

Red Shuttered Mystery, Watercolor on 140lb paper, 4"x6", $30 (unframed)

1 comment:

  1. How true, it reminds me of two sayings, "never judge a book by its cover" and "one never knows what goes on behind closed doors". If only we could remember to view everyone's exterior as just that and exterior facade and remember the depth of experiences embodied by that person. I love the red. Honor