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One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter
And not to think of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves
.. Excerpt…Wallace Stevens

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.
It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance
- William Sharp

A MInd of Winter" is part of the Snow series…see others below….Ontario Canada…

Watercolour on Arches Not 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 Zrobackabout 4 years ago

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Love the colors!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…I love painting winter in vivid colour…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely LOVELY!!!

  • Thank you so much Robin…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Oh so cold but beautiful! Love the purplish tones in the background!

  • It is Northern Ontario where I spent many a winter going to University in the Lakehead….I can’t help but see winter in colour Joanne…I have already finished five more in this series waiting to be published and they are all full of colour…however the challenge when using colour for winter is to still convey the sensation of cold and I am so pleased that you get that…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    I not only get it, I identify with it Janis! Having grown up in Northern Ontario I know as well that winter does have color, it’s sometimes subtle but sometimes as in the light, the clouds and the effect of the weather actually more colorful than one would think! You are doing and have always portrayed the north with such great attention to detail and this one is perfect!

  • Thanks again Joanne…unless one has spent a winter in this country it is hard to imagine how absolutely compelling winter is for a painter…it just has to be painted….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerabout 4 years ago

    Fabulously chilly Janis! A beautiful evening. Children running around, building snowmen, and snowballs. It’s late and dark but the light of the moon is reflected off the snow illuminating everything. One can smell the crispness in the air. There is no other smell or feeling like it. Inhale deeply. Hmmm, it just smells like winter.

  • It certainly is winter in the north of the province where I live…small towns, with long stretches of forest in between…your picture fits in perfectly…thanks so much Cathy….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful art Jan9s sdo perfect a depiction of the beuty nature gives us in winter !Liz GREAT SERIES

  • It’s around Thunder Bay and Kenora….this whole series is about the north of Ontario…winter is perfect there….thanks so much Liz…..glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Oh, I really adore this one! The colors are so perfect for a winter scene. The trees are wonderful!

  • Lovely of you to say so Bev…thanks so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

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    © Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

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

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