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I’d watched the sorrow of the evening sky,
And smelt the sea, and earth, and the warm clover,
And heard the waves, and the seagull’s mocking cry
.

And in them all was only the old cry,
That song they always sing — “The best is over!
You may remember now, and think, and sigh,
O silly lover!”
And I was tired and sick that all was over,
And because I,
For all my thinking, never could recover
One moment of the good hours that were over.
And I was sorry and sick, and wished to die
.

Then from the sad west turning wearily,
I saw the pines against the white north sky,
Very beautiful, and still, and bending over
Their sharp black heads against a quiet sky.
And there was peace in them; and I
Was happy, and forgot to play the lover,
And laughed, and did no longer wish to die;
Being glad of you, O pine-trees and the sky
! ..Rupert Brooke

Abstract of a Pine Grove in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..View Large for better impact..

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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


    I’d watched the sorrow of the evening sky,
    And smelt the sea, and earth, and the warm clover,
    And heard the waves, and the seagull’s mocking cry
    . ..to learn more about the painting, click description above..


  • And laughed, and did no longer wish to die;
    Being glad of you, O pine-trees and the sky
    !

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 1 year ago

    very powerful and warm in the chill of winter……………

  • Thanks so much KJ…winter has immense variety…thank goodness..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 1 year ago

    It feels like the scene is dissolving with the surrounding; its smell spreading and mixing. Beautiful work Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 1 year ago

    such an Asian landscape sensibility . . . gorgeous work!!!

  • Thanks so much Yvonca…lovely of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Sergio Spagnolo
    Sergio Spagnoloabout 1 year ago

    Well done, love the colours Janis.

  • Thanks so much Sergio really nice of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Marvelous!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • RGHunt
    RGHuntabout 1 year ago

    26 FEBRUARY 2013 - A VERY TALENTED ARTIST

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosabout 1 year ago

    wonderful and dark but hopeful like the words in your description. Beautiful! I kind of felt like this today. But hope and light still reside in me. Wonderful!

  • I hope you’re feeling great today Maria…thank you so much for the lovely compliment…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    beautiful watercolour painting Janis…

  • Thank you so much Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful and evocative, great title and writing!

  • Thanks so much Angie…lovely of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

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