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“_*The Pac Rose, also called the Pacific Rose or New Zealand Rose is sweet, crisp, juicy and beautiful. Larger than the average apple with a pink to bright red skin and cream colored inside with a creamy textured. Similar to a Fuji in flavor but doesn’t brown quickly once cut.
Originating in East Indies as a cross between a Gala and a Splendor and widely available in New Zealand*_.”

I purposely flattened the “landscape” in this painting….it provides a strong contrast to the rounded shapes of these lovely Apples.
After it was finished, I saw a web of highways and freeways in the landscape, yet I had not been deliberately trying to replicate the routes that surround our city….
However, it is always at the forefront of my mind how far some of our food has to travel, and possibly these unconscious thoughts helped to form the intricate background to the Pacific Rose.
Whatever it was has made no difference, as I am perfectly happy with the results

Pacific Rose is part of the Portfolio collection of over 40 paintings of semi abstract Still Life paintings of different types of fruit, primarily apples and pears…there are two blogs associated with this collection…see samples below and for more of the collection click HERE

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    love the sheen on those apples!

  • Thank you so much…my favourite collection is now being augmented….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago

    Mmmmmmm……..what a great snack right about now…..
    Just finished a dip in the Pacific…….

  • Thanks so much KJ…I remember some of your early comments on this series…shows how far back we go…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyalmost 4 years ago

    Very well done…love this!

  • Thanks so much Ellen…I’m glad you like it…they’re my favorite collection….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 4 years ago

    Thanks a fab image. gee whiz I wanna grab an apple! way to go. This whole apple series is marvelous- love the contrast between the 3D effect of the apples on the semi-flat abstract pattern.

  • Lovely of youth say so Yvonca….the series has pears and even a mango and lemons….I intend to publish the entire collection now….thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accionealmost 4 years ago

    Love the way u paint fruit and veges, makes ones mouth water. Beautiful Janis!!!

  • Thank you so much Anna….really nice of you to say so….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work again.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jo Holden
    Jo Holdenalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful realism :)

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
  • Thank you so much Frannie…I have entered….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 4 years ago

    Marvelous image, Janis . . . congrats on the SoJie nomination.

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

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