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Gray, gray sands at evening,
When haunting voices blow
Over twilight-faded water
From trees of long ago,
Hushed by the drifting silence
As by eternal snow

O grass, flowers, trees unfruitful,
Caught while your sun was high,
Buried deep in the sand-dune’s keep,
Is all of life gone by?
Can a springing bough lift your glory now
And give it back to the sky
? J.N. Bangs 1860

Sand dunes in winter at the Beaches in Toronto..Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..

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 2 years ago

    Gray, gray sands at evening,
    When haunting voices blow
    Over twilight-faded water
    From trees of long ago learn more about this painting, click description above..

  • Buried deep in the sand-dune’s keep,
    Is all of life gone by

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyalmost 2 years ago

    Powerful image – makes me shiver!

  • Thanks so much Susan…that was my intention.. :)

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    This is very beautiful, Janis, with its contrast of blue and russet, lavender and gold. I love the ocean in winter. It’s only the birds and friends who love the wind.

  • Lovely of you to say so Frannie…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TheVarcii
    TheVarciialmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful. I can almost feel that breeze :-)

  • Thanks so much Brian…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice flow to this. I can hear the birds as they fly in to shore.

  • Thanks so much Dot…yes they are screaming as they often do in winter, desperate for food..

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Syl…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

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    WhiteDove Stud...almost 2 years ago

    I never experienced the beach with snow….another beauty wahini Janis…..and even a signature…..

  • Since all the copyright violations, I sign everything on the front now…still don’t like it, but needs must…thanks so much KJ…glad you like the painting…snow falls on our beaches doesn’t discriminate. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 2 years ago

    Once again, Janis, I am full of admiration for your ability to translate words into images, which then go on to create their own flow of emotions. :)george

  • Thanks so much George…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, makes me miss the beach!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Love how even in the cold snowy winter, your grass is so vibrantly coloured, and those colours also get reflected in the snow – unless that is supposed to be sand. But nevertheless, as the poem expresses, nature does its best to stay high even in the harshness.

  • Both snow and sand but mostly snow…I like to use colour even on the darkest days..I plan to do more work reflecting the Beaches area…fascinating to see winter on e beach…thanks so much MuiLing..

    – © Janis Zroback

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