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Portrait...The Temptation

Canvas Prints

©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

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


Artist's Description

In my goal to portray women in all guises and emotions, here is the latetst addition to the collection..“The Temptation”….we all know what the feeling…temptation comes in many disguises…is she the temptress, or has she been tempted?make of her what you will
THE Demon, in my chamber high,
This morning came to visit me,
And, thinking he would find some fault,
He whispered: "I would know of thee

Among the many lovely things
That make the magic of her face,
Among the beauties, black and rose,
That make her body’s charm and grace
Which is most fair?" Thou didst reply
To the Abhorred, O soul of mine:
“No single beauty is the best
When she is all one flower divine
When all things charm me I ignore
Which one alone brings most delight;
She shines before me like the dawn,
And she consoles me like the night
The harmony is far too great,
That governs all her body fair,
For impotence to analyse
And say which note is sweetest there
O mystic metamorphosis!
My senses into one sense flow—
Her voice makes perfume when she speaks,
Her breath is music faint and low
!" ..Baudelaire

When I was halfway through painting this, I remembered a picture I had seen in a magazine advertising lipstick….the model had her fingers on the open lips…. I thought they would be a perfect addititon to the painting, but I needed to see them again, just to be sure…. I frantically dug through my recycling bin (luckily we are having a garbage strike and everthing is still here) and found the picture…..the fingers were just what I needed…it was apparent that the picture had been buried in my subconscious, just waiting to emerge in this painting….I made the modifications to the image and here it is
Acrylic and watercolour on Fabriano Paper..

THE DIVINE FEMININE…and many others
TOP TEN CHALLENGE WIN IN PAINTED LADIES and many other wins including first place wins

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