The Sap Bucket...A Still Life by ©Janis Zroback

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The Sap Bucket...A Still Life by 

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.7"
Medium 12.0" x 16.0"
Large 16.0" x 21.3"
X large 20.0" x 26.7"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

The Sap Bucket" is part of the Spring Fever collection

Soon maple syrup is will harvested in Canada, mostly in Quebec, but parts of Ontario too… we in fact provide most of the worlds supply…this is one of my collection of antique sap buckets, which are fast becoming a rarity…
I love the patina, the dents, the rust that tell of long ago sugaring off sessions in the month of March…the sunlit bucket tells us the sap is rising… the leaf on the chain tells another story
…Toronto, Ontario, Canada…

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Rough paper…

1859 Views…06/08/11

I remember
coming to the farm in March
in sugaring time, as a small boy.
He carried the pails of sap, sixteen-quart
buckets, dangling from each end
of a wooden yoke
that lay across his shoulders, and emptied them
into a vat in the saphouse
where fire burned day and night
for a week
. excerpt Maple Syrup by Donald Hall..

Still Life with Wellingtons

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 Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    Past the empty bins
    for squash, apples, carrots, and potatoes,
    we discover the shelves for canning, a few
    pale pints
    of tomato left, and—what
    is this?—syrup, maple syrup
    in a quart jar, syrup
    my grandfather made twenty-five
    years ago
    for the last time
    . D.H.

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 6 years ago

    looks great janis…really beatiful well done and I really love the colours you’ve used.

  • I am lucky to have some of these old buckets….they are hard to find now….they were originally painted and some still have traces of colour below the rust and the dents…thank you Catherine…I’m glad you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you so much Alison.. :)) I’m glad you like it..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Fee Dickson
    Fee Dicksonabout 6 years ago

    Nice verticality ( if that’s a word!) and I like the light. Good job :)

  • Yes it’s a real word..:))) thank you so much Fee…. nice that you think so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 6 years ago

    Wow Janis this is truly beautiful!

  • I’m really happy you like it Stacy…thank you for your lovely comment…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    I say why not as well…………..very nicely done……….Oh what a sap………….!!!

  • Thank you so much KJ… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Faith Donovan
    Faith Donovanabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful idea! Love those streaks of colour!

  • The streaks are meant to echo the dripping syrup and the drips of rust down the sides of old sap buckets…we all like maple syrup and Canada is the country for it…thank you so much Faith…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 6 years ago

    Janis u did indeed catch the patina , just gorgeous

  • It’s what I love doing best…textures….no matter what it is…I’m really happy you thik it’s gorgeous…I loved itt when it was all finished…thank you so much Bev…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    Back at the house
    where no one lives, we potter
    and explore the back chamber
    where everything comes to rest: spinning wheels,
    pretty boxes, quilts,
    bottles, books, albums of postcards

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Janis!
    _May your sap runneth over!)
    (but not too bad!)

  • We need a lot of sap, to keep the syrup flowing and the economy growing…so thank you….I’m really pleased you like it..

    – ©Janis Zroback

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