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I believe in the increasing of life whatever
Leads to the seeing of small trifles . . . . .
Real, beautiful, is good, and an act never
Is worthier than in freeing spirit that stifles
Under ingratitude’s weight; nor is anything done
Wiser than the moving or breaking to sight
Of a thing hidden under by custom; revealed
Fulfilled, used, (sound-fashioned) any way out to delight.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trefoil . . . . hedge sparrow . . . the stars on the edge of night
.Ivor Gurney

The “small trifles”, “things hidden” at this time of year, are the bulbs you planted last fall..
I have been watching mine pop up this week and as in every other year they never fail to delight…like “the stars on the edge of night” they bring joy every spring…small trifles, but important in what they signify

Impasto Watercolour with Bamboo Pen 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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    I believe in the increasing of life whatever
    Leads to the seeing of small trifles
    .. To learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • Nor is anything done
    Wiser than the moving or breaking to sight
    Of a thing hidden under by custom

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Love the significance of the poetry, it truly goes hand in hand with this lovely artwork Janis.

  • Thanks so much Jim…I just posted this, but not sure if I will keep it published…might put it back in the hidden gallery with the others…

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much Syl…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful work Janis! Yesterday I felt spring was here at last, and today was nice and sunny too, but strangely enough it just started to snow! It is flying around like the touches or white in your painting!

  • Thanks so much MuiLing… think on Saturday we al thought it was finally here…then bang winter was back…hopefully warm temps are on their way very soon…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 1 year ago

    Lovely concept and rich earthy colours- hidden but full of uplifting promise

  • Thanks so much Susan…very nice of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Very powerful feeling here wahini Janis…..

  • Thanks so much KJ…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Nice series, great color and spontaneity in the strokes.

  • Thanks so much Cindy…bulbs coming up are a hopeful sign….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerover 1 year ago

    the is nothing “small” about this painting….

  • Lovely of you to say so…thanks so much Erich…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 1, 2013


  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    brilliant contrasts Janis…lovely painting.. it is the little things such as ‘bulbs’ that flower that bring us so much joy..we have some winter ones popping up soon…

  • Thanks so much Linda…ours are about six inches above ground now….soon there will be flowers showing..

    – © Janis Zroback

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