Bright Bohemian Door
by Janice Issitt
Painter in Residence Janice Issitt repurposed this door using lots of bright colours from the Chalk Paint palette to make a bold Bohemian statement.
Janice found this dark wooden, carved, Victorian door in a charity shop. She has taken the door and repurposed it using lots of bright colours from the Chalk Paint palette to make a bold Bohemian statement.
Janice said “a lot of things went in to the alchemy” when it came to mixing the colours for this piece. She loves to experiment with colour mixing and stores any left-over mixes in pots, and will revisit these when beginning a project – adding other colours in to them to make the right tone for the next project.
For this piece Chalk Paint in Florence and Antibes Green have been mixed in different amounts to create different tones of green. Old White has been added to some parts and English Yellow to others. Napoleonic Blue and Emperor’s Silk were mixed to make the deep purple panels, and a touch of Emperor’s Silk has been added to Barcelona Orange to deepen it.
The panelled wall surrounding the door has been painted in Napoleonic Blue and stencils have been added in its complimentary colour, Barcelona Orange.