The Red Door Knob by ©Janis Zroback

I find the patina of age very intriguing and exciting to recreate in paint…I always have cuts of MDF and Masonite primed with gesso waiting in the wings, ready for when inspiration hits me…lately I’ve been preoccupied with doors and things to do with doors….I made this door old…very old…it has withstood the test of time and all kinds of weather and has been painted many times, attesting to a tale of many owners…lately someone dressed it with a shiny new red door knob…why? if it could talk it would tell many stories….

Watercolour with Acrylic on Gessoed Masonite

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Too little has been said of the door
It’s one face turned to the night’s downpour
It’s other to the shift and glisten of firelight
”…excerpt Charles Tomlinson

Door #6


Door #4


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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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jenny…so nice to see you.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 6 years ago is sooo wonderful ..
    I just love the way you’ve done this it!!!!!

    so well done..what a great effect you’ve got here .

  • It is actually a front door, as I described in the writing attached, but I guess it could well be an old cupboard door …thanks for putting that idea in my head…I will probably do a cupboard door too…I am imagining it already…thanks so much for that insightful comment Catherine…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burnsalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful shot…great colours…:)

  • It’s a painting in watercolour, and I’m thrilled to know that I made it so convincing, you thought it was a photo…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • sneha
    snehaalmost 6 years ago

    as usual janis this is truely amezing!!

  • How nice Sneha…thank you so much… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 6 years ago

    Love this..soo cool!

  • Thank you so much Kim…I’m glad you like it.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • calves
    calvesalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful work!!!

  • Thank you so much Claudia… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! That old paint on the door you presented incredibly! Fantastic work! xox

  • Thes are the types of paintings I’m known for DD…it’s what I love to do best… thank you so much… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Varry
    Varryalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning Janis

  • Welcome Varry…thank you so much… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Karly Lussier
    Karly Lussieralmost 6 years ago

    i love the use of textures in this peice, its so palpable

  • Welcome Karly…so nice of you!!..thank you so much… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    very interesting door indeed Janis…great texture and shapes and colour and I like the way it looks like the paint is peeling off! revealing diff. coats of paint.

  • Painting layers on layers of different colours and adding shapes and edges, adds authenticity….using gessoed board helps too… thanks so much Linda…I’m glad you like it. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

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