Landscape...Light in the Forest... by © Janis Zroback

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Light in the Forest" is a tribute to one of my favourite poets, William Wordsworth, specifically his poem, “Lines Written in Early Spring”, (shown below)…this semi-abstract landscape shows a glade in a forest, where the sun has penetrated…tiny spring flowers have sprung up in the light…
Wordsworth talks of the sweet thoughts such a sight brings to his mind and compares the state of nature to the state of man..i.e.
“If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man

The words still ring true today

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sat reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure: —
But the least motion which they made,
It seemed a thrill of pleasure

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man
? Wordsworth..“Lines Written in Early Spring”

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 Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

  • jaycob
    jaycobalmost 5 years ago

    it reminds me of fire in a bamboo forest. Congratulations, you’ve really captured a mood.

  • Welcome and thank you so much Jay…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    To me it is like a destination; walking through a dark forest and discovering light.

  • It can be all things to all people, that’s why I often make them a bit more abstract…you can place your own interpretation on it…thank you so much Mui-Ling…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Simply wonderful Janis! I see this exactly as you describe it. I will favorite this for sure.

  • Thank you so much…I’m thrilled that you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work Janis!

  • So pleased that you like it Torfinn…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    I see the light and the flowes Janis and wonderful thoughts of spring to come !!

  • It’s hopefully coming in a month or so…thanks so much Liz…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant work!

  • So pleased that you like it…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 5 years ago

    Oh WOW !! Stunning painting…..Janis !! I really Love those Fabulous colors !! I love how the sunlight is shining down in the middle of the dark forest and giving life to these little spring flowers !! Excellent work as always , my friend!! Wtg =d

  • Thank you so much Carla…spring is magical and I wanted that feeling to come through…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenalmost 5 years ago

    opps that was suppost to look like this …=D

  • :)))

    – © Janis Zroback

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