One of the recent 'International Threads' group challenges was set by Gillian Travis - to base the 40 x 80 cm quilt on a sketch. Having enjoyed putting together the change of scale door piece, I thought I'd base it on one of my many watercolours of crumbly Greek doors. This particular one was done in 1998 in a village at the top of the Anavriti Gorge near Sparta. I've long wanted to use this particular drawing as inspiration - it was one I also worked on during an Elizabeth Barton masterclass - simplifying the shapes and looking at it tonally was a very useful exercise.
Question- should I include the blue grey scaffolding pole on the left or not? It wasn't in the original sketch but when I saw the same doorway again a few years ago on a return visit in 2006 , there were poles in position that I thought enhanced the composition. Interested to hear what you think.