This is the third painting of door knobs, in the new Collection of “Everyday Things”…in watercolour this time and less structured than the first two, this shows the door knobs from both sides of the door, set in a triangle as I do in all my Still Life paintings…I love the patina on the brass and before I started to paint, I was astonished to see that the colours of some of the items on my painting table were reflected in it…so of course I included them

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Hot Pressed Paper..

It went many years,
But at last came a knock,
And I though of the door
With no lock to lock

I blew out the light,
I tip-toed the floor,
And raised both hands
In prayer to the door

But the knock came again.
My window was wide;
I climbed on the sill
And descended outside

Back over the sill
I bade a ‘Come in’
To whatever the knock
At the door may have been

So at a knock
I emptied my cage
To hide in the world
And alter with age
… R. Frost

Door #2

Door #1

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 Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

    It went many years,
    But at last came a knock,
    And I though of the door
    With no lock to lock

  • softearthart
    softearthartalmost 6 years ago

    Hi This is really cool, you are clever. Cheers

  • I’m so pleased that you like it…thanks so much.. :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful reflections in the glass!

  • Thank you so much Lora…glass is a pain in the neck to paint, so I don’t do it often…especially something as small as this is… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • artist4peace
    artist4peacealmost 6 years ago

    this is the 1st one I am seeing and it is # 1,tops ,kick azzzzzzzzzzzzzz GF my favorite knob 4 all time…love old homes ,antiques….fantabulous!!!!!

  • Well I can’t ask for a more wonderful encomium than this…..right now I am looking at my house which is pretty old for Canada, which is a realatively young country, and thinking that you would probably like it…’s getting close to 100 soon, and as we are only the second owners, it is pretty intact as far as period details go…e.g.nice little stained glass windows and great door knobs…thank you so much for the lovely compliment… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Diane Rodriguez
    Diane Rodriguezalmost 6 years ago

    Nice work Janis, I love the details and colors.

  • I’m so glad you like it Diane…thank you so much… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful layout. Well done. I have a few in my collection. Hugs Tom

  • I wish I could see them Tom…I love well made antiques…thank you so much.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Euan Thorburn
    Euan Thorburnalmost 6 years ago

    lovely work janis

  • Thank you so much Euan…so nice to see you… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSalmost 6 years ago

    You screw up the door Janis! But painting is awesome! Love how you painted that clear part! Wonderful work mu dear! :)

  • Well that’s part of creativity…you mess up something to create something else out of it…I’m glad you love it…I saw you as you left Twitter to go look…lol…are you getting hooked yet? I find it is such a great site….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    No question about your artistic skills, I have long since admired them, but what I think I really find amazing is your thought process in determining what to paint. Again I’m impressed with the series.

  • I have missed you Jim….I guess you have seen the new series of everyday things of which these door knobs are a part…I decided to jump right into pure pastels this week without any experience, which was foolhardy to say the least….using pastel clayboard was also new to me, but I felt that if I didn’t I would never know what it was like…previosly I used pastels to texture mixed media paintings and I thought it was time to try them on their own…I like the finished work and I plan to do more…I’m so glad you like it…thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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