“Tossing his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles,
Lion-like March cometh in, hoarse, with tempestuous breath,
Through all the moaning chimneys, and ’thwart all the hollows and angles
Round the shuddering house, treating of winter and death
.

But in my heart I feel the life of the wood and the meadow
Thrilling the pulses that own kindred with fibers that lift
Bud and blade to the sunward, within the inscrutable shadow,
Deep in the oak’s chill core, under the gathering drift
.

Nay, to earth’s life in mine some prescience, or dream, or desire
(How shall I name it aright?) comes for a moment and goes—
Rapture of life ineffable, perfect—as if in the brier,
Leafless there by my door, trembled a sense of the rose
."
William Dean Howell, Earliest Spring

A sense of spring in the countryside…buried beneath the wild grasses are glimpses of white..the rapture of life

Semi-abstract work in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..best viewed large..

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 Zrobackover 1 year ago


    “Tossing his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles,
    Lion-like March cometh in, hoarse, with tempestuous breath,
    Through all the moaning chimneys, and ’thwart all the hollows and angles
    Round the shuddering house, threating of winter and death
    .


  • But in my heart I feel the life of the wood and the meadow
    Thrilling the pulses that own kindred with fibers that lift
    Bud and blade to the sunward, within the inscrutable shadow,
    Deep in the oak’s chill core, under the gathering drift
    . to learn more about this painting, click description above…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Wow Janis, I could be convinced that there is a lamp shining through your arches as this painting is illuminating! And that light does seem to bring a sense of spring, and I can imagine those sleeping flowers will soon turn right side up…

  • My trickery in using certain colours that add light to the work, plus the paper is magnificent in that it takes my techniques so well…
    I use the same colours all the time, but manipulate them to look different with each painting….keep checking my audio clips as I will be revealing all sorts of tricks as time goes by..
    I’m happy you like the painting…thanks so much MuiLing..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Very nice, great light and color, looks like you are looking forward to spring and the first brave flowers.

  • Thanks so much Cindy…it’s at this point when daylight savings time starts that we begin to get a bit tired of snow…we might get more but I am hoping not..it’s going to be 8 degrees on Sunday…hot stuff..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Spring is fighting it’s way to the top, no question about it. Wonderfully illustrated in this work.

  • Thanks so much Jim…I did not want to do a realistic depiction so opted for abstract…glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Today it was 80f…..tonite storms come in…….but snow goes north we get rain…..
    Flowers blooming….yes spring in on the way….stay warm and dry wahini Janis…..
    Oh yeah…….this is another stunner….

  • Thanks so much KJ…I’m really happy you like it…I guess you need the rain as much as we need snow..warm winters mean no maple syrup, no peony or hydrangea flowers…the cold is good for some things….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Rachael Comisari
    Rachael Comisariover 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much Rachael..that’s fabulous news..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 7, 2013

    Wonderful work!

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much Teresa…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 1 year ago

    IT BEGINS AGAIN THE SEEDS OF LIFE FOR AN OTHER TURN OF TIME! WELL DONE JANIS LIZ)

  • Thanks so much Liz..lovely to see you and hope you are well..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 1 year ago

    Lovely work Janis, I love the warmness of the orange and reds

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    03-08-13 Congratulations!
    Your Easter Card has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

    A click on the banner will take you to your feature page

  • Thanks so much Kira…great news..

    – © Janis Zroback

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