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Midwinter light falls hard on snow, weeks old…
On crust and glaze and rotted bank,
On the ache of empty fields..
Bristles of alder, oak and pine
Stab blackly upward,
Through the dead white skin of January..
Why should this, only this, whisper
I am what really is
? A.Ikeler

North of the city winter comes as early as November…by January the landscape both in the city and the north is transformed…the silence is deafening….the beauty is mind blowing…this is my country anywhere from five to all the months of the year depending on where you live…this image is of fields in the countryside, but by midwinter it could be my back garden…looking out of my windows I am always fascinated to see fresh tracks in the snow, starting and ending nowhere…. an indicator that someone was there, but who it was, and how they got there remains a mystery…Toronto, Ontario, Canada…

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…View larger for best impact…

The Snow Collection so far..

Other series you might like can be viewed by clicking the titles below







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

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 4 years ago

    This is a lovely series of snowscapes depicting different times of day and night – a showcase for your talent. This image is soft and atmospheric.

  • Yes I should have said that it was on the cusp of day and night…thrilled that you saw that Susan…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    absolutely brilliant work.Janis..

  • Thank you so much for that lovely compliment…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 4 years ago

    Awesome winter work !

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jsimone
    Jsimoneover 4 years ago

    wonderful..I love the snow and winter capture here. Great Canadian look….excellent flow and compositionb technique

  • Lovely of you to say so Joseph…thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    <( ;o)~ Carolyn

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Brilliant addition Janis The snow colour is superb !!!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • DuranDuran
    DuranDuranover 4 years ago
    What a beautiful piece my dear. MMMMMMMMMMWA! :)
  • Thank you so much Michael…really good of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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