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Like a painting it is set before one,
But less brittle, ageless; these colours
Are renewed daily with variations
Of light and distance that no painter
Achieves or suggests.
Then there is movement,
Change, as slowly the cloud bruises
Are healed by sunlight, or snow caps
A black mood; but gold at evening
To cheer the heart.
All through history
The great brush has not rested,
Nor the paint dried; yet what eye,
Looking coolly, or, as we now,
Through the tears’ lenses, ever saw
This work and it was not finished
?…R.S.Thomas

The poem is called “The View from the Window” with it’s ever changing moods…the great brush never rests, nor the paint dries…best to stop and stare, take it in while it’s there…it will be gone in a flash ..Toronto Ontario Canada..

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…

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janis zroback, landscape, season, seasonal, watercolour, north, canada, ontario, northern exposure, orange, yellow, trees, forest, woods, bird, toronto, autumn, fall

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 Zroback9 months ago


    Like a painting it is set before one,
    But less brittle, ageless; these colours
    Are renewed daily with variations
    Of light and distance that no painter
    Achieves or suggests
    . ..to learn more about this painting,click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...9 months ago

    Gorgeous work, Janis . . . would make a beautiful Christmas card . . .

  • That is exactly what I had in mind…thanks so much for the lovely comment Carol and Mike….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffey9 months ago

    Love it – gorgeous image, colour and contrast

  • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment Susan…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    Oh how lovely! The bird appears to be taking in the brilliant warm colors of autumn, and thinking about preparing for winter. :) Wonderful art piece, Janis.

  • That is exactly what he is doing Ann…he is also stopping to stare before getting ready for winter….thanks so much for the lovely compliment…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarke9 months ago

    Such warm vibrant colours behind a stark, naked tree. It seems to show both sides of Autumn, the beauty and decay of life. The bird is huddled in the branches, seeking warmth from the cooling sun. Very dramatic portrayal, Janis.

  • What a lovely compliment!…thank you so much Jan…that is exactly what I had in mind…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillips9 months ago

    Love it Janis, this is a strong one, love the color and contrast.

  • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment Jim…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan9 months ago

    beautiful Janis and I love the little bird….

  • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore9 months ago

    Aw, sweet little bird. The delicate branching and beautiful fluidity in the tree is classic Zroback. Love it.

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment Frannie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wade9 months ago

    Stunningly beautiful Janis…such a perfected mood and sentiment

  • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment mark…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor9 months ago

    Incredible Janis!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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