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I do not want to be reflective any more
Envying and despising unreflective things
Finding pathos in dogs and undeveloped handwriting
And young girls doing their hair and all the castles of sand
Flushed by the children’s bedtime, level with the shore
.

The tide comes in and goes out again, I do not want
To be always stressing either its flux or its permanence,
I do not want to be a tragic or philosophic chorus
But to keep my eye only on the nearer future
And after that let the sea flow over us
.

Come then all of you, come closer, form a circle,
Join hands and make believe that joined
Hands will keep away the wolves of water
Who howl along our coast. And be it assumed
That no one hears them among the talk and laughter
…Louis MacNiece

This painting was created as part of a collaboration of artists on Facebook led by Barbara Glatzeder…we are creating a quilt of new works one square from each artist, and this is my square..we have carte blanche so each square will be an independent painting and entirely different from the others…
Since the theme is Phoenix Rising, I thought that a new approach to flower painting was the way to go..a layered look with collaged paintings, both my and my son’s works, news items, acrylics, watercolours and some pastel on Arches Not Paper
….I will be doing more along these lines….view large..

The poem was a bit of Serendipity…I had been reading some 20th century poetry and came across this one just recently…it expresses exactly what the group is trying to achieve

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collage, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, janis zroback, abstract, words, dream, laugh, learn, grow

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 do not want to be reflective any more
    Envying and despising unreflective things
    Finding pathos in dogs and undeveloped handwriting
    ..to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 1 year ago

    Wow, flowering glory!

  • Thank you so much…how lovely of you!

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dabout 1 year ago

    Look forward! And we are great and unique – however we are:-9

  • We are…thanks again..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Incredible!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    lovely work Janis…will be a wonderful addition to the quilt of works…

  • Thanks so much Linda…it’s already building…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely stunning!! An effect I can only dream of!!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • debidabble
    debidabbleabout 1 year ago

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

    Very kool idea…..and bam this is a beauty…

  • Thanks so much KJ..very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work as usual my friend ! Well done ! Hugs

  • Thanks so much Tom…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 1 year ago
  • Wonderful news…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

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