AYE, GO ON, KNOCK IF YE DARE | ORIGINAL JAN CLIZER PAINTING
9" X 12" Oil on Panel, custom framed
The cold stare of a timeworn doorknocker on a heavily painted door in Montrose, a NE Scotland seacoast town was the subject of this study...it was a challenge to keep painting & not get caught up in questions that kept rising in the back of my head: Who was she modeled after? What life experiences had given her such an unwelcoming visage? Who was the masterful sculptor that had captured & conveyed such an expression? This, for me, is the sheer joy of my profession: considering my subject, not only it’s surface physicality, but the history and implications of it’s presence & applying myself to render it in paint for myself & others to ponder!