It was a time when wise men
Were not silent, but stifled
By vast noise. They took refuge
In books that were not read

Two counsellors had the ear
Of the public. One cried ‘Buy’
Day and night, and the other,
More plausibly, ’Sell your repose
….R. S. Thomas

The noise of storms beset us in autumn, but they also did so this past summer..the noise of politicians daily beset us…let us take refuge in silence..the silence of thought, of repose to make the right decisions

An abstract of a stormy autumn night in 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 Zrobackabout 1 year ago

    It was a time when wise men
    Were not silent, but stifled
    By vast noise
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work and message!

  • Very apropos I think…I listened to the message at lunch today and it was clearer than it had been before, there will be storms before it’s all over…thanks so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • I just read over my comment and thought you might not know whom I was talking about…then again you might…

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    I can hear that wind whistling through those branches now. Great feeling of motion Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim…it was certainly whistling while I painted…

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Syl…

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Janis, full of drama and impact . . .

  • Lovely of you to say so…thanks so much…lovely day today though….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Another beauty my dear ! Nice color ! Hugs

  • Thank you so much Tom…very nice of you..

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  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Alison…

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  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Carolyn..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work :)

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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