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In between posting my portfolio collection, I am doing a commission….music inspired portraits…
This painting is inspired by the song These Eyes, by the “Guess Who”…the lyrics talk about the pain women go through in their lives…
I used my Derwent and Unison pastels but very sparingly as I wanted the face to be soft and muted

Pastel on Canson Paper

  • A sample of Portraits in a similar style are shown here…to view the entire collection click the title 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 Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    It’s my top pick, superior work shown here Janis. As portraits go I believe it to be one of your very best.

  • Thanks so much Jim….I’m thrilled that you like it.
    It’s more realistic than I normally do because that was the request…usually I try to get away from realism….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Chelei
    Cheleialmost 4 years ago

    Is this a self portrait? Well done!

  • No not a self portrait…it is from my imagination, but is also a commissioned work…thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, such deep soulful eyes! Just beautiful! I am certain the client will be extremely happy!

  • I have to come up with a set of musical portraits, so the journey has just begun…thanks so much Joanne….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much KJ….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Wow!!! absolutely penetrating eyes, and the style and softness and execution are superb! Best to with the continued works!:-)

  • What a lovely compliment Leslie….thank you so much…..thanks also for creating the challenge….too much on my plate lately…..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Yes, you have a full plate- no problem:-)

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    wonderful pastel work these eyes are amazing and beautiful,the client ios suire to like this !Liz

  • Thank you so much Liz…I am inspired to do more of these slightly more realistic ones than I usually do, so I am doing just that…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    The eyes have it. Great work Janis!!!

  • I might just give the series that name Anna…glad you like it…thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 4 years ago

    strikingly beautiful Janis…one of your best…wonderful pastel work and the eyes are amazing…

  • Thank you so much Linda…I have to complete a bunch of them, so my other plans are on hold for a bit…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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