39 Keyhole
39 Keyhole
39 Keyhole
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39 Keyhole

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I chose this keyhole for its heart shape. What is it about hearts that makes them so popular for keys and keyholes? It's a rhetorical question. The heart is a universal symbol of love and devotion. Who first made the connection, I wonder? This little keyhole is weathered a little rusty, and has shapes carved into it. A metaphor for all our hearts really. Weathered by time, not used enough for some people and others who leave permanent narks on it. The original image has white door behind, but that was too restricting. I wanted to show the marks and weathering. So I added some magenta. Make of it what you will. Magenta is a passionate colour. It demands attention. You almost don't notice the blue and yellow and purples. The spots of rust and shadows on the keyhole. Keyholes are access. The key unlocks the door, but it has to be the right key. We're all curious about locked doors and what lies behind. The Thirty ninth of a series of 50 paintings all 7" x 7" detailing architecture features from buildings in the Buckinghamshire area. Part of a challenge to create 50 paintings in 2018. 39 Keyhole is on a cottage in Castle Street Buckingham