We have always enjoyed visiting Galena, Illinois. We find the shops, galleries, and the many old brick buildings housing them very appealing. However, not until our most recent visit had we paid much attention to the unique door handles and locks that you encounter when entering these establishments. I began taking photographs of the door handles as we walked around town. There is quite a variety to be found. Some are very ornate, but uniquely so, and some are rather plain. This is a colored pencil painting based on a photograph of one of the more ornate handles. The painting is entitled "Look Beyond the Door". This piece is done on museum quality Grafix drafting film in a realistic style using Farber-Castell Polychromos and KOH-I-NOOR pencils. The size of the artwork is 11 X 14 inches.

4 Comments

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Sharon De Vore 17 Feb 2017

AGAIN, WILL..........AMAZING.

Artist Reply: Sharon: thanks so much for your very nice comment. Have a great day.

marie-claire gallet 17 Feb 2017

WOW, WILL !!!!!!!! OUTSTANDING PENCIL WORK !! LOVE THE SUBJECT !!! MY FAV !!

Artist Reply: Marie-Claire: You are so very kind to make such nice comments. I appreciate your following my work and always look forward to your opinions. My best to you and your husband. Regards, Will

LAURIER Marie josé 17 Feb 2017

very beautiful, you're so meticulous, all studied in minute detail.. I love this old door. Thanks for sharing with us . Have a nice day Will !!

Artist Reply: Marie: Thank you so much for yet another very nice comment. I always look forward to your comments. I plan to do a series of paintings of antique door locks and handles. If you are so inclined, I would appreciate your keeping an eye out for interesting old lock and door handles around where you live. Thanks again for following my work. Best regards, Will

Joanie Holliday 16 Feb 2017

WHAT A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL IDEA WILL. MARVELOUS WORK. JOANIE

Artist Reply: Joanie: thanks so much for your nice comment. I did find this a most interesting subject. I plan to do a series on antique door handles and locks. Always good to hear from you. Have a good day. Best regards, Will