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Frangipani Night"is part of the Tropics collection….painted in close-up, uncomplicated, and reduced to it’s simplest lines….it glows in the dark, giving off it’s exotic scent in competition with the light of the moon

Watercolour on Arches Hot Pressed Paper…

How delicate
Is the light?
Pouring through
Within face of night
Aches of harmony
Lip silence in the dark
Reciting a silent symphony
Moonlight on Frangipani
Steals the light
Unburned pinch
Arousing the night
….Nasra Al Adawi

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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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  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smithabout 6 years ago

    this is very good, I love the colors and composition, excellent

  • Thank you so much Hal…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Truly delightful! Pure joy Janis! :))

  • Thank you dear Dana…I’m so glad you like it…it is part of the series, but a lot quieter….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 6 years ago that is just
    .I love well done and my favourite flower!!


  • Did you notice the words “created for Catherine”? I probably would not have painted this if you had not asked for it, as I don’t do many flowers…I’m so pleased that you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerabout 6 years ago

    beautiful art Janis!

  • Thank you so much Solomon…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 6 years ago

    lovely …. you have shown frangipanis in a different light altogether and I dont just mean the moonlight lol – loose flowing strokes painted beautifully

  • I have not seen a frangipani in real life for many years, and when Catherine asked for it, I thought I don’t usually paint white, but then I remembered the gorgeous scent coming through the windows at night when I was growing up…it seemed to me that the painting should reflect that voluptous fragrance, so instead of doing a detailed tight style, I let the paint flow, even running off the paper at times….I’m so pleased you like it Linda…thanks so much. On my bubble site the light coming through the petals glows even more…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • linda858100
    linda858100about 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 6 years ago

    Janis this is another beautiful one. I love the close up look and the light.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful work Janis!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    i just knew i was gonna fall in love with this!

  • Thank you so much Karin….I’m so glad you did…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerabout 6 years ago

    So lovely. I know you said painted in close up. So this means it is not part of a larger work? It is beautiful….

  • You are seeing the whole image…Catherine requested it and I painted it yesterday for her….I’m happy you like it..thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

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