Still Life with  Wellingtons by ©Janis Zroback

Still Life with Wellingtons" is another of my larger works that I promised to start adding to my RB gallery…just finished today, it has all the components of my favourite style of painting; lots of texture, trompe l’oeil, and a touch of surrealism in the subject matter…the shiny boots contrast nicely with the rough wood and the rusty nail….it will fit in perfectly with the Spring Fever collection, but really belongs with the Portfolio collection…the whole is totally imagined..
I created the wood panel as I went along and it was such fun, I had to restrain myself from adding more knots…I found Elizabeth Bishop’s words to be truly an inspiring accompaniment to the painting

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Rough paper..3054 Views 6/03/13

It was cold and windy, scarcely the day
to take a walk on that long beach
Everything was withdrawn as far as possible,
indrawn: the tide far out, the ocean shrunken,
seabirds in ones or twos.
The rackety, icy, offshore wind
numbed our faces on one side;
disrupted the formation
of a lone flight of Canada geese;
and blew back the low, inaudible rollers
in upright, steely mist
. Elizabeth Bishop, The End of March

The Sap Bucket

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

    It’s time to don the boots, and heed the call of spring..the tulips are bursting out of the soil with the warmth of the sun..Janis

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienabout 6 years ago


  • I am so glad I decided to start posting these other works of mine…I’ve always thought them a bit too large, but with this kind of response I guess I will continue :))
    Thank you so much Estelle…I’m happy you like it….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • jansnow
    jansnowabout 6 years ago

    This is wonderful Janis, should be hanging in someone’s cottage!!

  • What a great idea!!maybe someone who owns a cottage will be inspired to take advantage of the sale that’s going on now…thank you so much Jan…I’m glad you like it.

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Deborah McGrath
    Deborah McGrathabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful Janis, love the colours.

  • Thank you so much Deborah…I’m glad you do… :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneabout 6 years ago

    Great interpretation of rubber, Great work Janis

  • Thank you so much Anna…I’m happy you like it.. :)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 6 years ago
    • Another fine work of art ZROBACK !
  • I love to see that Bradley…art Zroback has a ring to it…thank you so much.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Whirligig
    Whirligigabout 6 years ago

    Janis, I just love this – I love the subject matter, the tones, and your wonderfully creative input.

  • How nice of you Elaine…I will be posting more like this, now I see that they are in fact not too large…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

    This weekend is it…it will be warm enough and that mound of snow would be finally gone…I had a look today and the tulips are up, but everything else is flattened by the snow even the Bergenias…I depend on them to carry me through till April…Janis

  • Faith Donovan
    Faith Donovanabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful “still” Janis. I’d never thought that ordinary boots and old key could be shown that extraordinary way… Awesome job!

  • Oh yes…there is a romance to everyday things that people tend to overlook…e.g.think of all the memories associated with an old key….I like to portray the ordinary in a different way, to make you think..thank you so much Faith…. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • mariarty
    mariartyabout 6 years ago

    Oh I love love love this. fantastic artwork.

  • And I love that you do…thank you so much…:)))

    – ©Janis Zroback

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