Still Life with Two Papayas by ©Janis Zroback

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A new addition to the Tropical and Food Collections, this painting is a tribute to the juiciness of the fruit…unlike my previous renditions of the Papaya, this is painted with much fewer details and has a relaxed feel to it, which is more in tune with the tropicsit is also part of the Sepia and Gold colour collection

See the entire Tropical Collection..HERE

Watercolour with Pen and Ink on DrawMaster Paper

They grew like giants in our backyard
in Cuba, thin, ravenously thirsty plants
that bore fruit every spring, first as small
as pears, then the fruit swelled to the size
of footballs, their communal weight
a clumped burden on the whole plant —
only my father knew for sure when to cut
them down, bring them inside the house,
in the kitchen he sliced them, these toothy
smiles, teeth like black goblets, a volcano’s
ashy tear on leaves, sweet, delicious, these
fruta bombas, as my father called them.
For years while we lived in Los Angeles,
he couldn’t grow them in such a dry climate,
but when he moved to Hialeah, Florida,
he harvested them once again, brought
them upstairs under his arms, a smile
”..excerpt..V. Suarez …

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

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    OOOO Janis!!!! What fun!!!!! You’re doing the wonderful food images again?? My favorites of all of your wonderful works!!!!! Love the rich, glowing colors!!!!!!

  • There are quite a lot of them now….many posted within the last couple of weeks…I’m glad you like them…thank you so much Lois…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago

    great work!!

  • Thank you so much Nisha…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    Hi Janis , these do look ripe and delicious .They fit in beautifly with the tropical and the sepia /gold series. nice link up the tropics look so outstanding with the black background. LIZ

  • What a lovely compliment!!..thank you so much Liz..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    yum this is gorgeous Janis xx

  • Thank you so much Bev…very nice of you…. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 5 years ago

    Juicey looking, I can almost taste them :))

  • Thank you so much Ann…very nice of you…. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    lovely golden juicy papayas…bursting with golden colours…just yum Janis.

  • Thank you so much Linda…I’m glad you like it…btw lots of new work will be added these days, but they may not always be on the first page, as I grouping things together…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenover 5 years ago

    Outstanding painting once again..Janis !! Your Food Paintings always make me so hungery they look so good!! lol Beautiful colors and excellent work , my friend!! Wtg =D

  • Lovely of you to say so Carla…..thank you so much..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisover 5 years ago
    Very nice piece of art.Reminds me of the old spanish art which I

    always thought was beautiful. Nice job Hon. MMMMMMMMWA! :)

  • How nice of you!!..thank you so much Michael…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Christopher  Raggatt
    Christopher R...over 5 years ago

    Ripe and luscious painting.

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

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