Landscape Hardy...Wessex Tales 2 by ©Janis Zroback

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A rustic evocative setting….a vast melancholy landscape….Hardy’s novels are all set against the bleak and forbidding Dorset landscape (referred to as Wessex in the novels), whose physical harshness echoes that of an indifferent, if not malevolent, universe…
“To dwellers in a wood almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. At the passing of the breeze the fir-trees sob and moan no less distinctly than they rock; the holly whistles as it battles with itself; the ash hisses amid its quiverings; the beech rustles while its flat boughs rise and fall”.. excerpt…Under the Greenwood Tree…Thomas Hardy

This painting was also featured in Readers Digest "Watercolour Secrets"

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…

Wessex Tales

Midnight on Egdon Heath


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

  • umbra
    umbraalmost 5 years ago

    amazing ambiance…..

  • Thank you so much Erich…I’m happy you think so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely Janis….the color looks awesome in this. Beautiful artwork !!

  • Thank you so much Sean…I was not sure whether the photo would show the painting well enough as it’s so dark, but it looks pretty good I think…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbiealmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful sis…love it…:) hugggggz

  • Thank you so much Thelma…I’m really happy you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonalmost 5 years ago

    There some magic in your art.

  • I think the same thing about yours Tokiko….thank you so much….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Pauline Winwood
    Pauline Winwoodalmost 5 years ago

    This is scrummy! Love the intensity of your colours.

  • Love that word…thank you so much Pauline…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ivana Redwine
    Ivana Redwinealmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thank you so much Ivana…I’m happy you think so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    very moody and atmospheric Janis…striking contrasts

  • Thank you so much Linda… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 5 years ago

    I love them Janis, you could write your own book about them. Our son lives near there in Cornwall and much the same countryside as Devon.

  • England is so beautiful…it’s like picture book country everywhere…thanks so much Gloria…I’m so happy you like the Hardy collection…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhialmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much Nisha…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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