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It is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquillity;
The gentleness of heaven broods o’er the Sea;
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder—everlastingly.
Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought,
Thy nature is not therefore less divine;
Thou liest in Abraham’s bosom all the year:
And worship at the Temple’s inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not
. Wordsworth

Watercolour on Handmade paper

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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 Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    Ooh nice work!! Lots of wonderful texture. I was sure you had used more than watercolor. Rich, intense color,it glows in spots!

  • Thanks so much Leslie…no it’s just watercolour…I paint differently when I use handmade paper…its wet on dry most of the time…there is very little blending…colours are laid side by side, instead of layers, so they sparkle…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbieover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Sis…awsome art:) hugggggz

  • Thank you so much Thelma…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done Janis wonderful scene and palette !LIZ

  • Thank you so much Liz….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Just read your reply to Leslie, I also like the deeper, richer look that are in these. Well done Janis.

  • Thanks so much Jim…I normally paint wet on wet so colours blend and become diffuse, and there are many many layers one over the other…
    However with the handmade paper I used in this painting and the one before it, I always paint wet on dry with very little blending…the paper falls apart easily, and you have to be very gentle with in Chinese Brush painting each brush stroke is there forever…there is no changing your mind….

    – © Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Wonderful, as always Janis, The colours are superb !!!

  • Thank you so much George…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JulieWickham
    JulieWickhamover 4 years ago

    lovely Janis – great colours and strenght

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

    (a new challenge is open !)

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 4 years ago

    Absolutely love this. So peaceful. Wish I were sitting somewhere with my pad in this and sketching. Beautiful.

  • I keep looking at it… even though I painted it I find it very relaxing…it’s the kind of scene that makes you want to sit and gaze at the countryside…thanks so much Monica…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    bold colours Janis and I note you did not water them down..has a lovely textured look to it…a lovely scenic painting.

  • On this kind of paper you can’t really paint wet on wet, or layer paint too much…the paper disintegrates easily…I paint wet or dry on dry and put the strokes side by side…you have to plan each stroke carefully as you can’t wash anything out, but I love the challenge….thanks so much Linda…this is one of my very favourite paintings….

    – © Janis Zroback

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