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Still Life with Old Dandelion Stencil and Terracotta Pots by © Janis Zroback
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A new addtion to the Still Life series, “Still Life with Old Dandelion Stencil and Terracotta Pots” pays tribute to the lovely art of stenciling that experienced a resurgence in the 80s then got overexposed and trite…well know in Europe for centuries, in North America itinerant stencillors made a good living going from town to town with their tools…evidence of their beautiful work still remains today and is shown in museums around the world
I chose to infuse this painting with the flavour of an old garden room, where the plaster has fallen off and the single stencil though greatly worn with age still looks beautiful…the terracotta pots which are so delightful to paint, add to the feeling of age…I have a number of these ancient pots, and though they are still under wraps right now, I know them so well I think I can reproduce them in my sleep

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Rough Paper…

3783 Views…54 Favourites..12/06/11

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Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time
. Longfellow…


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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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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago


    Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
    Is our destined end or way;
    But to act, that each to-morrow
    Find us farther than to-day
    .Longfellow

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenover 5 years ago

    Another amazing painting……Janis! Your use of colors are just outstanding !!Wtg

  • What a lovely comment Carla…I was glad to add another to this particular series today…I had three paintings going at once…I think I might have to reshoot this one, now that I look at it here…the wall cracks aren’t showing very clearly…I have to use another setting on the camera…it looked fine at home, but on the site here it’s pale…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • mowphoto
    mowphotoover 5 years ago

    VERY NICE! I also enjoyed your journal entry that showed your studio, if only I could be so organized! I need an intensive with you!

  • Thank you so much Molly…it’s very easy to do..the shop that sells all those bins and shelves is a god send…theen you need a week end to do it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smithover 5 years ago

    This is just another favorite, love the colors and composition. Your use of colors is just so excellent

  • I’m so glad you like this and have chosen it as a favourite…I’m loving the creation of the series as it involves so many aspects of my favourite style of painting…I just put aside a landscape I had started as my heart just wasn’t in it…I am going to continue with this collection for a while…thank you so much Hal..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago


    Let us, then, be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait
    . Lf..

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    another fav for me Janis.

  • I’m thrilled that they are your favourites…thank you so much Jenny…. :)))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Great addition to the series, Janis!!!
    Looks real olde worlde !

  • I am really influenced by the grand old National Trust houses that I visited some years ago…the beautiful garden rooms especially…thank you so much George…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    lovely textured feel to this one Janis…I do like the crack effect in the wall, the beautiful golden colours and the whole composition..just perfect

  • I still think I have to retake the photo…it’s a little too light…the painting is a bit darker and the cracks show up more…I did not notice it till it was posted…thank you so much Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • sulaartist
    sulaartistover 5 years ago

    Another lovely work !! Janis !!

  • It’s nice to see you Sula…thanks so much… :)))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Janis, I love the colours and the effects, You are a master of your craft. Congratulations!!!

  • It’s very nice of you to say so Anna…thank you so much… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

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