The Red Tulip by © Janis Zroback


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The tulips make me want to paint,
Something about the way they drop
Their petals on the tabletop
And do not wilt so much as faint

Something about their burnt-out hearts,
Something about their pallid stems
Wearing decay like diadems,
Parading finishes like starts

Something about the way they twist
As if to catch the last applause,
And drink the moment through long straws,
And how, tomorrow, they’ll be missed

The way they’re somehow getting clearer,
The tulips make me want to see—
The tulips make the other me
(The backwards one who’s in the mirror

The one who can’t tell left from right),
Glance now over the wrong shoulder
To watch them get a little older
And give themselves up to the light
.A. E. Stallings

Watercolour, Derwent Pastels, and Body Colour on Indian Paper

  • View the Tshirt with a matching Keds Casual shoe HERE
  • Floral Art in my portfolio can be viewed HERE

Art from this collection:see 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

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous work, Janis! I love the colors!

  • Thank you so much Dot…I hope these have a universal appeal as I love painting them…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago


  • This collection is helping me enormously as it’s so creative, shirts, shoes, bags etc…keep me occupied…thanks so much Liz…you are a great friend…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Ohh How beautiful This is Janis awesome colors love it

  • Thanks so much Maggie….lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSalmost 4 years ago

    I love your flowers :)) this is gorgeous, Janis!!!

  • Thanks so much DD….lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Aria…very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaveralmost 4 years ago

    Vibrant punchy work janis,with scrumptious dark fusions & excellent dynamics !AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.

    Warm regards Bill

  • Wowsers….what a fabulous compliment Bill…thank you so much,,,

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Avena Singh
    Avena Singhalmost 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous Janis!

  • Thanks so much Avena…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant colour, comes right at you. Gorgeous, Janis.

  • Thanks so much Jim…so happy you like it…I am having a wonderful time with this series as there are so many layers to it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Janis, stunning colours, well done.

    David xx

  • Thanks so much David…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

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