Trapped by ©Janis Zroback

A few leaves drifted down today, reminding me that fall is just around the corner…I was standing in the garden, looking up through the dappled leaves to the sky above, hardly able to see as the sun shone so brightly, thinking how fast summer goes and how long winter lasts…but leaves when they finally land, get trapped and become one with the soil that feeds my garden…
I am busy working on another portrait, but stopped to paint that vision of light that made a halo around the leaves as they fell…the view is as if you are underneath the leaves as they fall

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper


Leaves that fall are trapped in time
Beneath cold sheets of sand and lime.
Wandering there among the leaves,
In awe of variants Time conceived,
We ponder the shape of branching fates,
And elusive origins of their traits
….excerpts David Maddison

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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

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 6 years ago

    Your capture of light is amazing Janis! Love your composition on this and the melancholy mood that you created! Makes me think of that old biblical saying I think, dust to dust, and my take on it is leaves to earth…

  • We had an unprecedented cool summer this year…it’s sad to see leaves drifting down so soon…I hope August and September will be warmer…it is melancholy when you think of how long winter lasts…in the painting I am trying to give the viewpoint of something very small gradually being covered by the leaves…as usual you caught the idea right way Joanne…you are a brilliant mind reader…thank you so much….now back to my portrait painting…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    It is always good to stop and enjoy mother nature at her best…………
    winter does seem to drag on………….and on…………..
    I love summer………….

  • I love winter too as I do my best work then, but I do like a good dose of summer to prepare me for it…I garden every day, so I get lots of enjoyment of mother nature…I been taking pictures like crazy of all my flowers…they are stunning this year, as it’s not been too hot..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • sneha
    snehaalmost 6 years ago

    wow awesome!

  • How nice to see you…thank you so much..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Elucidate
    Elucidatealmost 6 years ago

    The texture here is incredible.
    Looks stunning as a greeting card.

  • I’m so happy you like it…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbiealmost 6 years ago

    So beautiful sis..But you are truely a gifty Artis huggggz

  • Thank you so much Thelma…so nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 6 years ago

    Ooooo, this reminded me of those insects trapped in amber. Nice work.

  • Thank you so much Helen…great idea…amber… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • VanSnuG
    VanSnuGalmost 6 years ago

    I am speechless in awe.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful painting, wonderful color and fantastic light! Gorgeous! :) xoxox

  • Thank you so much DD…what a lovely compliment..…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 6 years ago

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