The Doors

Found art? I shot these doors on a street in Montreal, Quebec.

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
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8 comments on “The Doors”

  1. I’ve been looking at images of doors because I have in mind painting a tromp l’oeil of a panelled door on a flat mid fifties door. The picture first made me smile and then made me decide to use this image as the blueprint.

    Thank you 🙂

  2. Hello – glad to have found you. I was born in Hamilton and raised for a short while in and around the vicinity. I am also a blogger and I was searching for a photograph of some colored doors when I stumbled upon your blog. I often use the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge to inspire me to post my own photos (not as a professional) just for fun. This week’s challenge is “Green”. I was thinking of writing a small intro piece, a sort of poll to find out from people if they were presented with a series of colored doors which one would they go through and why. Personally I would choose the green door. For me the color of green represents life & new beginnings, and as so many of us do – we attribute green to luck. Would you provide me permission to post your Colored Doors Photo – of course with full reference and a link to your blog. I am very interested in your work and your story of survival and recovery – I will have to spend some time here, and so I will subscribe.

  3. […] Photo Reference:  The Doors, Photography by Linda Joyce Ott @ The Optimism of Color Blog […]

  4. Beautiful doors; so full of life, I’m curious about your near-death experience.

    • Thanks for your comment – I appreciate it. As for my experience, I learned in concrete terms that life “mutates without warning”. I’m still working through the whole experience in my art and writing. The blog has helped in many ways. Linda

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