The Group of Five by ©Janis Zroback


Small (22.3" x 16.4")

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“The Group of Five” is from the Gallery Collection..original is for sale.

Acrylic on Canvas…a grouping of five different pears, Abate, Anjou, and Fiorelles on a Fantasy Seascape background

Are we 
          in rotations of waves 
Caught      in staunch spirals 
                                  of waves’ tresses 
Dreaming of water’s pull 
                                      on us 
Submerged / leaning 
                             towards the sea 
Addicted to walking 
                              on water?

For how the polar caps are really melting 
          for our prophecies of falling into the sea
             Yet the earth, the earth and sea, are beautiful
          For the thousands of species that have already died 
          For us who would like to survive—-
                  For the earth / sea / sky are beautiful, so beautiful…..Erika Horn

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 Zrobackover 6 years ago

    Erica Horn’s words are written in such a way as to imitate the movement of waves…

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 6 years ago

    Nice nice nice Janis! These look good enough to eat – I bet they were. And acrylic :) Very different textures brought out here.

  • Thank you Tony…I borrowed them to paint for this acrylic series and returned them for my family to eat afterwards…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoover 6 years ago

    Certainly good enough to eat ………..the highlites really light this one up terrific words suit the work also …………..take a bow Janis

  • Thank you T…this series was harder to do as each one had to be totally different from the others…but I am really happy with the results…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandover 6 years ago

    Another brilliant work!! And yummy too!!

  • Thanks so much Avril…I’m gradually adding this collection here, though the originals are also for sale…as soon as one sells, I remove it from RB, unless it’s used to illustrate something….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 6 years ago

    Fantastic to see this series this way… Do you ever do shiny grapes on the vine? That would be so cool… (please forgive me if I’ve missed them)

  • I do grapes, but not in this collection as yet…maybe soon…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Nora Fraser
    Nora Fraserover 6 years ago

    enjoy the reality of the fruit and the expressionistic style-exciting

  • Thank you Nora…that’s a new description of this series…I really like it..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • christiane
    christianeover 6 years ago

    Wow these are a stand out, just want to reach out and take a bite

  • Thank you glad you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • robyn nuttall
    robyn nuttallover 6 years ago

    lovely rhythmic composition JAnis!

  • Thank you Robin…that is a brilliant interpretation of it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 6 years ago

    Now we have an interactive background. Beginning to look like things kj might have seen at Woodstock. Janis I really do like the motion in this one.

  • Do you mean after he brought out his wallet? :))) here the background is up behind and below instead of the fruit being partly buried as in the others…since it’s the sea, it’s rocking a bit…glad you like it Jim…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • zangi12
    zangi12over 6 years ago

    wonderful texture.
    the color so bright and live.
    Ilove it.

  • Thank you S…I’m really pleased you like this one..

    – ©Janis Zroback

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