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An open door says, “Come in.”
A shut door says, “Who are you?”
Shadows and ghosts go through shut doors.
If a door is shut and you want it shut,
why open it?
If a door is open and you want it open,
why shut it?
Doors forget but only doors know what it is
doors forget
…Carl Sandburg
Another Venetian door but done in a totally different style from the last one which you can see in the thumbnail above…this time details are barely sketched in, the artist has scribbled notes and jottings, and the rest is left to the viewers imagination..

Pen and Watercolour…view large to see details…


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I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 1 year ago

    An open door says, “Come in.”
    A shut door says, “Who are you
    ?”to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    Like very much the while lines in this one Janis. Excellent work.

  • Thanks so much Jim…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 1 year ago

    Inviting and mysterious, and as always, great effects and use of color and light. Dramatic darks!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…very nice of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    I like those sketch, “ghost lines”— they evoke times past, presents once left at the door, a previous building’s cornerstone, a well worn path in and out, and a ghost’s musing scrawls— all of that.

  • Thanks so much Frannie…lovely of you to express it that way…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful work Janice. Congratulations.

  • Thanks so much Jane…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful shapes!

  • Thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 7, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much Teresa….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 1 year ago

    06-08-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Thanks so much Kira…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    June 13,2013 Congratulations, beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Ann…much appreciated…

    – © Janis Zroback

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