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Yesterday" is part of the Fall Landscape Collection
The song “Yesterday” is one of my favourites and was the inspiration for this painting….my interpretation is not a literal one, but more about the feelings that the lyrics may engender….the song is so inspiring, and as fall is drifting away from us the first thing that came to my mind was that longing for it to last a little longer…the colours I instinctively chose were a blending of the fires of autumn and the cooler blues of winter…as it’s a memory, the image has been softened…..winter has come, frost is on the branches, and we reminisce about the beautiful autumn days that are no longer here

Yesterday" is not for mourning, but for looking back at it’s joys, and looking forward to more… may be the winter of our lives or the end of a romance, but we all dream of Yesterday

Watercolour on Arches Paper…

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Yesterday, Yesterday,
Days I knew as happy sweet sequestered days.
Golden days, golden days,
Days of mad romance and love..
Joys were mine to take,
Joys were mine to give.
Free and gaily flaming life,
was mine to live.
Sad am I, glad am I,
For today I’m dreaming of,
..Jerome Kern

For Irene Dunne fans… listen to her lovely, heartfelt, interpretation of Yesterday

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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  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANabout 6 years ago

    Looks like the fires in California right now! Wonderful Ms Janis as usual!

  • Thanks David..I had not thought of fires, but I guess a memory can be of anything…

    – © Janis Zroback

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    © Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    Golden days, golden days,
    Days of mad romance and love

  • Carole Russell
    Carole Russellabout 6 years ago

    Striking colours – great work

  • Thank you so much Carole…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerabout 6 years ago

    Stunning. Absolutely love this one. Your inspiration came through brilliantly.

  • Thank you so much Holly…I’m so glad you were moved by this painting…I feel the song very deeply and I have loved it for as long as I can remember..Irene Dunne does such a wonderful interpretation, that you get the feeling that the death of anything is indeed just the beginning of something else.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful Work Janis

  • Thank you so much Vickie….I’m glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Diane Rodriguez
    Diane Rodriguezabout 6 years ago

    Very vivid and beautiful colors in compostion of this work. Nicely done Janis

  • Thank you so much Diane…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    This song was popular while I was studing art in Italy more than just a few years ago. I don’t dare count how many. Beautiful work Janis.

  • The end of any season is an inspiration to me, but autumn’s end and the beginning of winter is especially so…the scene in the movie is about the end of life, but it was a full life, and as I look back on this past summer and fall, I’m ready to face whatever winter brings….thanks so much Jim…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • izzybeth
    izzybethabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Izzybeth…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 6 years ago

    Watercolors…………wow…….I was never able to get a handle on the colors with that…..
    but you have.,……….thisis so striking………
    I like your interpretation of Yesterday…… is truly the beginning of the future……….

  • I always paint on soaking wet paper, and mix colours on the paper instead of the palette…that way the colours stay true and don’t get muddy…thanks so much KJ…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 6 years ago

    Janis, this is spectacular!

  • Thank you so much Cora…welcome..

    – © Janis Zroback

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