Hibiscus Morning" is part of the Tropics Collection…mornings on the island, the Hibiscus opens early…breakfast on the terrace with the warmth of the sun, feels so luxurious with all the blossoms cascading down, in their multitudinous shades of brilliant colour

Watercolour on Arches Hot Pressed Paper…


Sequestered in their wiry pods,
the hibiscus opened last night after a long silence.
While we mimicked stones in our shared bed,
the big lusty blooms burst into being,
half-human and full as the moon

We practice avoidance this morning;
a marriage of papery faces nods in the sun
ox-blood, pearl and the pink-throated one,
their enviable tongues already discovered by the bees
. J. Wallace

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 Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

    Sequestered in their wiry pods,
    the hibiscus opened last night after a long silence

  • Bill Gamblin
    Bill Gamblinalmost 6 years ago

    Janis…this is so awesome and lovely…great great job

  • I’m so pleased you like it Bill..I was just about to shut down as it after midnight here, but I thought I’d answer your lovely comment to ensure good happy sleep…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Marita McVeigh
    Marita McVeighalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful mix of colors!

  • Thank you so much Marita…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Bill Gamblin
    Bill Gamblinalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Janis

  • After reading your lovely comment I slept really well….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous – what more can one say…sweet dreams Janis

  • Thank you so much Linda, for those three ‘gorgeous’ words…I’m so pleased you like this, but now the stress sets in as to whether I can keep up the standard…maybe I should quit while I’m ahead… :)) Nah!! got to keep going…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jenny…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyalmost 6 years ago

    This sings Happy, Happy,Happy! Then I read the sad but beautiful poem – Nature is oblivious to human woes…….Life goes on…….That’s the glory of flowers and our refuge.

  • So true Susan…I added a little bittersweet note about the human condition, while flowers riot in the warmth of the sun…but there is a note of hope in it…everything can change in the morning if we focus on what is important…thanks you so much …I’m so glad you like it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ciska
    Ciskaalmost 6 years ago

    Wow Janis, this is fantastic!!

  • I’m happy you like it Ciska…thanks so much.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Janis, another very beautiful work of art from you. Excellent. – Cora

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Cornford-Matheson
    Alison Cornfor...almost 6 years ago

    This is stunning Janis!

  • Thank you so much Alison…nice to see you again..

    – © Janis Zroback

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