Wouldn’t you say,
Wouldn’t you say: one day,
With a little more time or a little more patience, one might
Disentangle for separate, deliberate, slow delight
One of the moment’s hundred strands, unfray
Beginnings from endings, this from that, survey
Say a square inch of the ground one stands on, touch
Part of oneself or a leaf or a sound (not clutch
Or cuff or bruise but touch with finger-tip, ear-
Tip, eyetip, creeping near yet not too near);
Might take up life and lay it on one’s palm
And, encircling it in closeness, warmth and calm,
Let it lie still, then stir smooth-softly, and
Tendril by tendril unfold, there on one’s hand
. . .

One might examine eternity’s cross-section
For a second, with slightly more patience, more time for reflection
?A.S.J.Tessimond

Take care…slow down and consider more closely…things are coming to life at your feet…on “the square inch of ground one stands on” in the cracks of the pavement, tufts of dried grass are beginning to turn green, small plants, insignificant right now, left alone will flower later on…"let it lie still"

In my back garden, grass from a long defunct lawn underneath, continually forces it’s way up through spaces between the stones in the patio…generally I pull the tufts out, but I left one or two in the fall, and here it is alive and kicking albeit kind of blonde…
I exaggerated the space and made it look like a large crack instead…unwelcome plants might sometimes be worthy of a second glance…
Faux stone walkway in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…

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abstract, spring, flowers, janis zroback, leaves, nature, watercolour, yellow, grey, blue, plants, patio, walkway, path, sidewalk, grass, garden

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


    Wouldn’t you say,
    Wouldn’t you say: one day,
    With a little more time or a little more patience, one might
    Disentangle for separate, deliberate, slow delight
    One of the moment’s hundred strands
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…


  • One might examine eternity’s cross-section
    For a second, with slightly more patience, more time for reflection
    ?

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Cindy…I had a lot of fun painting this..it felt like I was creating it for a client, like I used to do years ago…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 1 year ago

    I was trying to work out if this was actually a photo or a painting. Looks awesome :)

  • Thanks so much Dianne…painting all the way…I enjoy creating faux effects…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Another beauty my friend ! Well done ! Hugs

  • Thanks so much Tom..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 1 year ago

    Wonderful textural effects and interesting concept

  • Thanks so much Susan…I enjoy creating this type of work…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 1 year ago

    so beautiful Janis, really love this and title too xx

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Such a spotting makes one wonder how a little plant can find the strength to bury itself out of the soil; especially with all the paving – reflective indeed. Beautiful work with the paving framing the grass.

  • Thanks so much MuiLing..it always amazes me how tenacious any plan can be…and that grass…we had that soil removed many years ago and the stones laid, yet grass continues to grow up in between the stones every year…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    This is clearly a favorite Janis, personally I would love to see more of this type. Love everything about it.

  • I had many of this kind in the early days of RB, but they’re all hidden now..the closest would be my realistic Still Life works..however now that I’ve got the bit between my teeth I might do a few mor over the summer…thanks so much Jim..glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadeover 1 year ago

    Much to be appreciated in all life Janis…beautiful image

  • Thanks so much Mark…I agree…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 1 year ago

    Love the beautiful textures in this one Janis.

  • Thanks so much Jacki….glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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