The first step in painting The Doorway was to paint the background. If you remember from some of my previous paintings I fell in love with textures, specifically textures made with salt.
I wanted the windows to vary in color as if they were stained glass or older style glass. I varied mixtures of Daniel Smith Moonglow, Pyrrol Scarlett and Pyrrol Blue.
The next step was fleshing in some of the greenery that was growing around the door. I varied this area of paint as well to keep it interesting.
Finally I painted the doorway and the chair. I deepened contrasts by darkening the shadows.