He is not here, the old sun,
As absent as if we were asleep.
The field is frozen. The leaves are dry.
Bad is final in this light.
In this bleak air the broken stalks
Have arms without hands. They have trunks
Without legs or, for that, without heads.
They have heads in which a captive cry
Is merely the moving of a tongue.
Snow sparkles like eyesight falling to earth,
Like seeing fallen brightly away.
The leaves hop, scraping on the ground.
It is deep January. The sky is hard.
The stalks are firmly rooted in ice.
It is in this solitude, a syllable,
Out of these gawky flitterings,
Intones its single emptiness,
The savagest hollow of winter-sound.
It is here, in this bad, that we reach
The last purity of the knowledge of good.
The crow looks rusty as he rises up.
Bright is the malice in his eye . . .
One joins him there for company,
But at a distance, in another tree

Wallace Stevens
This is the view from my bedroom window across my garden and through the trees…the light from the tall buildings several streets away, blaze brightly through the fog, warming up the winter night…winter is not just grey, although grey too can be beautiful…winter can be magical, it can be every colour of the rainbow…it’s not just my imagination..

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 Zroback9 months ago


    He is not here, the old sun,
    As absent as if we were asleep.
    The field is frozen

    To learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewart9 months ago

    beautiful work.

  • Thank you so much Marie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    This makes me feel I am in the deep woods, but there is a light of hope ahead. Beautiful art piece, Janis.

  • Thank you so much Ann…that is just what I wanted to convey…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG9 months ago

  • Thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke9 months ago

    Gorgeous creation! Love the colors in this too. I need to get my coat on and go in to explore. :o)

  • Thank you so much Bunny…if it draws you in, I know I’ve succeeded and that makes me very happy…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beck9 months ago

    What a beautiful painting, Janis…has that ethereal quality.

  • Thank you so much Gordon…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan9 months ago

    lovely work Janis..the colours are so pretty…

  • Thank you so much Linda…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackel9 months ago

    It kind of reminds me of the aurora borealis, too!

  • Way up here winter can be so pretty…add the midnight sun to it and it becomes magic…thanks so much Cindy..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon ski9 months ago

    Janis, i cannot imagine that you can make work become increasingly beautiful . . . but what you are harnessing is spellbinding. wonderful and glorious!! Bravo!!

  • What an absolutely glorious compliment…I am totally enraptured by your words…thank you so much Yvonca…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillips9 months ago

    Really like the color combinations in this one Janis. Very beautiful work.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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