Cherries....Reaching Out by ©Janis Zroback

Over the years I have amassed many flower pots of all descriptions…I have a ton of them antique, new, old, cracked, mossy, painted, all sizes and shapes…this is one of my tiny ones, filled to the brim and overflowing with cherries…too many to keep inside the frame of the picture, so they are reaching out of it…a little bit of trrompel’oeil, and my lip service to realism, and of course the usual play on words in the title…reaching out for life, reaching out for love

Watermedia on Arches Not Paper

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what is heaven for





The Line-Up


Left Hangin

One Alone

Pure Heaven

Riper Yet

Two Cherries

Cherries Jubilee

Ripe Cherries

Maria’s Cherry

Still Life with a Picnic Table

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

View Full Profile


  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 5 years ago

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Kay…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 5 years ago

    This is terrific, Janis! I really like the effect of the stems reaching out of the painting. And the vibrant cherries are so REAL! Soooo nice, my friend! ~ Pat

  • Thank you so much Pat..I don’t do this type of realism often, but I enjoy it when I do…it is so restful…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    wonderful idea Janis…especially the way the juicy cherries are tumbling out of the pot, enjoyed the write up too…lovely watercolour

  • Thank you so much Linda…realistic work like this is very painstaking and slow…each single cherry took about two hours and that does not include the planning and drawing etc…but as I said to Pat it is very restful to the mind and I listen to music all through it.. when it is done though, the pain in my back is fierce from bending over so long…but I’m happy with the results, so it’s worth it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful Janis…..this whole series reminds me of a big ole cheery tree I grew up with…..A lot of fond memories. Beautiful work on this one !!

  • Thank you so much Sean..lovely of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Terry Temple
    Terry Templeabout 5 years ago

    WOW!, How beautiful……..Makes me want to make one of my favorite pies….

  • Welcome Terry…how very nice of you…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much Francis…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Jan 21,2010

  • How wonderful Ann…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    These are so realistic and well done.

  • Thank you so much Ann..I try to create something to suit everyone’s taste…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Your welcome

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.