The Willow by ©Janis Zroback


Small (21.9" x 16.4")


Sizing Information

Small 21.9" x 16.4"
Medium 31.2" x 23.4"
Large 44.2" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

This semi abstract painting was the kind of painting that flowed from start to finish…the paint moved and flowed exactly the way I wanted it to do…with no prior drawing to guide it, the brush glided through the paint in exactly the way I wanted it to…
A willow tree in the winter of it’s life, with the gold of summer sun, the glow of fall, and the chill of winter on it’s branches, it’s exactly the result I wanted…more over, when it was finished I found the perfect poem to accompany it….I’m happy

Watercolour on Fabriano Not….

It is a willow when summer is over,
a willow by the river
from which no leaf has fallen nor
bitten by the sun
turned orange or crimson.
The leaves cling and grow paler,
swing and grow paler
over the swirling waters of the river
as if loth to let go,
they are so cool, so drunk with
the swirl of the wind and of the river —
oblivious to winter,
the last to let go and fall
into the water and on the ground
. William Carlos Williams

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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

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 5 years ago

    Janis, this is my absolute fav of all times, I love trees and this series has captured the atmospheric beauty and form. Wonderful, gorgeous, unreal, great, stunning, fav, fav, fav.

  • I’ll tell you a secret…sometimes when I paint, it is as if it flows straight from my brain to the paper and this is one of those times….I don’t think, I just paint… while it’s happening it feels euphoric…
    I’m terribly pleased that you feel so strongly about it…it confirms my own feelings….thank you so much for those wonderful adjectives Mel…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous, Janis! I love the soft graceful draping of the branches and the dreamy effect of the colors you’ve chosen!

  • Thank you so much Pat…painting for me is a glorious experience, and when I go with my instincts and let it happen without a plan or drawing, like I did here, it feels wonderful and I think it shows….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • allicata
    allicataabout 5 years ago

    Janis, I love your use of colors light and dark. The blue is so attractive against the gold yellow and the light coming through is gorgeous! Like what Mel, said you captured this atmospheric feel.

  • How lovely of you Allison…I am so pleased that this painting resonates with you…I had such a great feeling while I was painting it….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehabout 5 years ago

    Ow wow, this is GORGEOUS. I’d like to live in this painting!

  • I think it’s my tropical background coming through here…we do have willows there, but they are more romantic looking because of the light…I have not lived there since I was a child but the yearning remains…thank you so much Cassidy…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • umbra
    umbraabout 5 years ago

    you honor the willow with your weeping image….

  • Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment Erich…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireabout 5 years ago

    Your trees are really stunning :)
    On a sunny day in the late afternnon when you stand under the willow tree you can see the sunlight merging all the colors thru the leafy weeping branches!!
    This is it ;)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely compliment…that is so great…this came straight out of my imagination…I have not seen a willow for a long time and especially have not been under one at any time, so I love that I got it right…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 5 years ago

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    Janis you deserve a gold medal for this one well done so exquisite.the colours and composition are perfection !!LIZ

  • Then it would be the 15th for Canada (smile)..
    .I love painting this way…very very wet with no planning…just letting the brush do it’s thing…I plan on making it my metier as I love it so much….thank you so much Liz….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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