Winter on Durnover Field by © Janis Zroback

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I haven’t painted a Hardy work for a few months, so I felt it was time…this imaginary work was inspired by a poem called “Winter on Durnover Field”…in the poem there are three birds walking around in the field complaining of the lack of food, but I didn’t want to be too slavish and copy it, plus it would make it seem like a cartoon…so I left it barren and dry with pockets of snow, grasses trodden and rimed with frost which I feel has a more universal appeal..

A wide stretch of fallow ground recently sown with wheat, and frozen to iron hardness. Three large birds walking about thereon, and wistfully eyeing the surface.
Wind keen from north-east: sky a dull grey

Throughout the field I find no grain;
The cruel frost encrusts the cornland!
Patient pecking now is vain
Throughout the field, I find . . .
No grain!
Nor will be, comrade, till it rain,
Or genial thawings loose the lorn land
Throughout the field.
I find no grain:
The cruel frost encrusts the cornland
Thomas Hardy

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

Some of the series are shown below…View the rest of the Hardy collection by clicking Hardy

Wessex Tales

Wessex Tales 2

The Return of the Native

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 Zrobackabout 4 years ago

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    youi do these wonderful grasses and dunes so well Janis great work !LIz

  • Thanks so much Liz…I had to imagine Durnover Field as I think Hardy may have made it up himself…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AndyReeve
    AndyReeveabout 4 years ago

    Lovely. Missed Wessex tales, love that too.

  • Thanks so much Andy…I’m thrilled that you like can see some of the collection by clicking the link I show above the painting of Wessex tales

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work!!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    Just the right amount of detail Janis, but the colours are really what works in this one. Very nice.

  • Thank you so much Jim….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, Janis! Instant fav!

  • Lovely of you…thank you so much…I appreciate it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    Simply Beautiful watercolour work ,Thomas Hardy + Janis Zroback
    go like a fantastic Gin n Tonic….. Compelling work my dear friend .
    Many thanks for your gorgeous comment ……………..Paulxx

  • Thank you so much Paul….I am really happy you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensabout 4 years ago

    So exquisite!!! Stunning! What a masterpiece Janis! Absolutely magnificent!

  • What a wonderful compliment Tine…thank you so much….I’m thrilled that you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensabout 4 years ago

    And: more please!!!!!!!!!! Please paint more landscape fields like this one!!!!!!

  • I have quite a number of fields in my portfolio, winter, summer, spring by the sea, dunes etc. and I will be adding more to the Hardy series as well…glad you like this one…

    – © Janis Zroback

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