Pure and Simple" is part of the “Pear”, “Food” and “Fruit” series, but most of all it’s part of the “Delicious” collection as well…
The “Delicious” collection is a series of delicious food, mostly desserts, painted very simply on Arches Not paper in watercolour

  • This Pear dessert is one I love..I call it “Sticky Toffee Chocolate Poached Pear”…
    Use any poached pear recipe, preferably not one in red wine…while the pears are cooking gently, make the sauce from a Sticky Toffee Pudding cake recipe, adding some Callebaut or Valrhona chocolate…
    When ready to serve, pour the warm sauce over the pears, letting it slowly flow down the sides to puddle around the base…serve with Whipped Cream, Creme Fraiche or Mascarpone Cheese

Best viewed large..

  • Fruit paintings including more Pears can be viewed HERE
  • The Delicious Collection can be viewed HERE
  • The Food Series can be viewed HERE


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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 Zrobackover 3 years ago

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 3 years ago

    omg!!! can you see the drool all over the pear lol ;)
    lovely shape, great handle of gloss from the sticky chocolate …can’t write anymore Janis have to lick my lips :))))

  • Thank you so much…it was time to add to the Delicious collection too and going by your reaction, I should do even more… :))

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Oh, that looks simply scrumptious!!

  • I am so happy you think so…thanks so much Dot….

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Not fair…so not fair…must have chocolate!

  • That’s usually the reaction to the Delicious collection, which really needs new blood, hence this new addition….thanks so much Cindy…glad you like it…

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  • dperalta
    dperaltaover 3 years ago

    Oooooo you make me want to get some pears and fix this delicious and simple desert. SO well done!

  • Thanks so much Debi…It is delicious and really easy… if you double up on the sauce and refrigerate the rest, you can make the dessert any time you want to as pears are so easy to poach…

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  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creeseover 3 years ago

    wow. you really have created some great textures with watercolor here

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

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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Yum!! I was here a minute ago and had to go get a snack!! That chocolate looks like I coiled eat it off the page!! And I would if I could!

  • Oh dear…but chocolate is really good for you…..thanks so much Leslie….maybe this is one of the techniques I will describe in the books…. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 3 years ago

    You know how I like your food paintings, Janis. This one is so “appétissante”. Pears are definitely a great source of inspiration for you and for us, a real treat for the eyes…and the palate !

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Corinne…..I have not done a painting for this series in a long time, but I plan to add more very soon…glad you like this one…

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  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 3 years ago
    lol now your making me hungry lol . Janis this is just beautiful

    I need to buy some of these wonderful images they would make beautfiul cards

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Nancy…they are all different treatments, but will make an exciting grouping because of that…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanover 3 years ago

    Beyond cool Janis. Amazing watercolor!

  • Thank you so much Laura…lovely of you to say so…

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