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Surrender.. by © Janis Zroback

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Dragoons, I tell you the white hydrangeas
turn rust and go soon.
Already mid September a line of brown runs
over them.
One sunset after another tracks the faces, the
petals.
Waiting, they look over the fence for what
way they go
…Carl Sandburg

Late in November, on a single night
Not even near to freezing, the ginkgo trees
That stand along the walk drop all their leaves
In one consent, and neither to rain nor to wind
But as though to time alone: the golden and green
Leaves litter the lawn today, that yesterday
Had spread aloft their fluttering fans of light
.

What signal from the stars? What senses took it in?
What in those wooden motives so decided
To strike their leaves, to down their leaves,
Rebellion or surrender? and if this
Can happen thus, what race shall be exempt?
What use to learn the lessons taught by time,
If a star at any time may tell us: Now
..H.Nemerov

Well it’s two sentiments expressed in this painting, or even more than two…the hydrangeas brown and crisp in my garden, (see below) and the Gingko with it’s lovely sculptural leaves, both finally surrendering to the inevitable, which I have finally decided has arrived…frost in the morning and darkness at four o’clock…rebellion or surrender?…we have no choice..

Part Botanical, part Abstract, part Journal, of Lacecap Hydrangea and Gingko leaves, in Autumn hues with a hint of winter frosting the fence….the first of a new collection called "The Winter Journal"..

Page 1 of the Winter Journal…Mixed Media work in Gouache, Watercolour, and Acrylic Inks…view large to better see the details….images from earlier Journals above…


Dried Mopheads in the garden..

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autumn, fall, garden, canada, season, orange, red, blue, janis zroback, watercolor, traditional art, hydrangeas, gingko, autumn leaves

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 Zroback5 months ago


    Dragoons, I tell you the white hydrangeas
    turn rust and go soon
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackel5 months ago

    Such a great series of images to celebrate the colors and feel of fall and impending winter.

  • Thanks so much Cindy…Autumn and winter are my favourite seasons to paint…they are both rich in subject matter…this painting is the beginning of a new Journal…we’ll see where it leads me…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...5 months ago

    Gorgeous work, Janis . . . such marvelous colors . . .

  • Thank you so much…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartois5 months ago

    Gorgeous…..

  • Thank you so much Renate…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...5 months ago

    your work is always beautiful and inspirational……….aloha……..

  • Thank you so much KJ…lovely of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabe5 months ago

    what a lovely bright and interesting image! u rock!

  • Thanks so much Jack…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Riko2us
    Riko2us5 months ago

    great work !

  • Thank you so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumker5 months ago

    Another nice peace of work my friend !

  • Thank you so much Tom…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor5 months ago

    Lovely work Janis!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton5 months ago

    November 22,2013 Congratulations!

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much Ann…wonderful news…

    – © Janis Zroback

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