Wrap them well…wrap them in lace..
These delicate fruits of mother nature’s bounty…
Coddle them in secret, soft and silky..
Lest in the darkness they bruise and blacken…
Throughout the chill season, unwrap them gently,
Savor their goodness, slowly, so slowly,
The first bite is best, but the last just as good.
Still in the dark feast on the goodness..
Oh what pleasures we take for our own
!
…Janis Zroback

Negative Painting in Watercolour on Arches Hot Pressed Paper

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Espalier

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 5 years ago

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    This looks so beautiful Janis. Awesome job and so very pretty !!

  • Thank you so much Sean…very nice of you…we are up very late… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 5 years ago

    oh you have done it again…….what a pair………I mean pear…………..I just love your fruit…….
    I am watching the Yankee game ………..it looks cold and wet…..and you are up late wahini…….
    every bit fo these are as sweet as could be………never wanting ot get to the core………

  • I am up extremely late…we were out with friends for the evening and I wanted to finish posting this as I won’t be able to do it tomorrow…going to the “Creativ Show” with some painiting friends…so nice of you to notice KJ…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful cards and fantastic idea lace and pears. :)))

  • Thank you so much Ann…I’m glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 5 years ago

    By negative painting do you mean you define the pears by painting the space around it? I like this effect :D

  • Thank you so much Mui-Ling…the negative spaces in a painting are of equal value to the positive ones and the same attention should be paid to both…occcasionally I pour paint on a surface and paint only the negative areas, as I did here…it is a good exercise to see whether you have been devoting equal attention to both in all your work…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Also when you paint lace, you paint only what is not there..the holes…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonabout 5 years ago

    Another beauty! I was going to say “nice pearing” with Espalier, but that line’s already taken :)))

  • Thanks so much Ellen…glad you like it…pears are my favourite fruit to paint and I have done hundreds of them….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    Pearfect work.

  • Thanks so much Jim… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerabout 5 years ago

    Another stunner Janis……I love your fruit work….

  • I am back to fruit for a bit, acceding to requests, as I have not painted them for a while…thank you so much Stephie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous janis..as beautiful as your last one..a good pair (no pun intended)!!

  • Thanks so much Catherine..I’m glad you lkie them both…… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful images. Love all your food paintings Janis. I’ll look for the features which are sure to come. Lovely!!!

  • I’m back to food for a bit Anna…I have now done over 50 portraits, some of which have not been posted, so I am taking a break to do sosme food…thank you so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

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