This is the second time I’ve been inspired by this poem by Robert Frost to create a winter landscape, (another one is HERE) and it probably won’t be the last…the last line I knew before I ever read the poem….woods, snow, winter, deep blue night, dark, frozen, all conjure up a myriad of winter subjects to paint…“On a Snowy Evening” is part of the Winter collection…Views of Northern Ontario Canada….

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep

Watercolour on Arches CP Paper

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Janis, this may be my number one favorite of your work so far! I like that poem too.

  • Thank you so much Cindy…I am back to the regular collections now…very good of you to choose it as a favourite…

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  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 4 years ago

    one of my favorite poems:) Beautiful work!!

  • Thank you so much Catherine…it’s one of mine too..

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  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    This piece has a great winter vibe and a fantastic palette selection! Nicely done!

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

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  • Jorja
    Jorjaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful! absolutely stunning!

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you….

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  • allicata
    allicataalmost 4 years ago

    Just a beauty, Janis! Wow! love the bright snow against the dark. ;-)

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

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  • lianne
    liannealmost 4 years ago

    Such gorgeous work Janis – strong, bold color that yet captures the softness of winter snow. Just fabulous!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Lianne…I really appreciate it….

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  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergeralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Janis! Reminds me of a view from childhood. I used to babysit for a family that had an entire wall mad of glass. It looked out over their deck into the wooded area beyond. Beautiful in the winter … quite scary on Halloween though. :-)

  • I’m so happy it brought back great memories to you Cathy….thank you so much….

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  • Racheli
    Rachelialmost 4 years ago

    Ohhh, this is a very beautiful wintertime scene Janis, as well that poem.

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

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  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Stunning winter scene looks realy nice on the card

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

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