The night was full of wind that ran
Like a strong blind distracted man
About the fields in the loud rain;
The night was full of the wind’s pain

I looked into the naked air,
Only the crying wind was there,
In wet invisible torment, tossed
About the darkness like a ghost

My thought in me cried out and sought
Only, like wind, to fly from thought;
But like my thought the wind could find
Nowhere to hide out of the wind
…A. Symonds

We’ve gone from biting cold to warmer temperatures today, only to face major storms again tomorrow…we can’t escape it…for those who have other torments beside the weather, there is nowhere to hide

Low lying mist, rain, snow and wind in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…view large..

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

    The night was full of wind that ran
    Like a strong blind distracted man
    About the fields in the loud rain;
    The night was full of the wind’s pain

    To learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – ©Janis Zroback

  • jyoti kumar
    jyoti kumarabout 1 year ago

    Janis,I am always so overwhelmed by the intrigue in your artworks and I am kept awake at night by the impossible looking textures and layers of pigments you manage to create on the surface of your paper…awestruck, always.

  • Thanks so much Jyoti…I am thrilled that you like it so’s a challenge to deliver that effect in watercolour when painted a la prima like this….as usual I painted this one wet in wet, working very fast and it was completed in one go…only three colours went into this painting and in fact I often use just three colours in many winter paintings sometimes adding one or two more…it works for me…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    I had especially listened as to how bad it was going to get around Scranton, PA as that where my granddaughters are Janis. And I know that they were bracing for a pretty bad storm, and I’m also aware that when they get it bad you are usually going to get it much worst. Stay warm. Love the scene by the way..

  • Thanks so much Jim…we have been lucky over the past few years and although north of us get bad storms the city has been escaping the worst, but not this year it seems…the ice storm almost annihilated us…20cm tomorrow threatens to bury us, but we’ve weathered worse…as long as all the groceries have been bought and the snow blower gassed up, we’re good to go…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago

    dramatic :-)

  • Thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 1 year ago

    The deep of night, the bitterest cold. Takes my breath away.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    Wonderful work…so appropriate….wherever you do hide be sure it’s warm. …

  • Thank you so much KJ…it’s certainly warm inside, but very bitter outside..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 1 year ago

    Very dramatic, beautiful!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Imi Koetz
    Imi Koetzabout 1 year ago

    So beautiful Abstract, Janis…………..imi………….

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • nonarom
    nonaromabout 1 year ago

    Makes me shiver….fantastic beauty!

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 1 year ago

    01-05-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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