It is the association after all
We seek, we would retrace our thoughts to find
The thought of which this landscape is the image,
Then pay the thought and not the landscape homage.
It is as if the tree and waterfall
Had their first roots and source within the mind
.

But something plays a trick upon the scene:
A different kind of light, a stranger colour
Flows down on the appropriated view.
Nothing within the mind fits. This is new.
Thought and reflection must begin again
To fit the image and to make it true
…Elizabeth Jennings

Winter certainly presents us with a different way of looking at the landscape…for one thing the light is different, colours change, white is bluer, brighter, starker…as the poet says “nothing with in the mind fits” the scene…this is new, and it is new every single year…"thought and reflection must begin again"


Forest, trees, and grasses in winter light…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 is the association after all
    We seek, we would retrace our thoughts to find
    The thought of which this landscape is the image,
    Then pay the thought and not the landscape homage

    To learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – ©Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 1 year ago

    Lovely work, Janis . . . beautiful light!

  • Thank you so much Carol and Mike….very nice of you..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 1 year ago

    I loooove it….absolutely beautiful Janis….this painting speaks to me…..
    ..and again you have found great written words to gently float along with your creation

  • Lovely of you to say so Ellanita…thank you so much….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    Love the way you so skillfully place those high contrast areas in your compositions. Beautiful work Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim…very nice of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerabout 1 year ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanabout 1 year ago

    Happy 2014, Janis!

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Another beauty my friend ! Hugs

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Gilbert
    Alison Gilbertabout 1 year ago

    My eyes are alas drawn to your beautiful paintings!

  • Thank you so much Alison…very nice of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Janis! I love the colour and balance.

  • Thank you so much…I am really happy you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

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