My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows
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I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream
. Dylan Thomas

I wanted to create a feeling of the Commedia Dell Arte…
“Zoe” is named after the main character in Quidam, a young woman who dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam, as a means of escaping the monotony of her life….the poem is about a clown in the moonlight…..together they exemplify the subject matter of the painting

  • Mixed Media on Fabriano HP Paper…Watercolour, Copper gutta percha, Charcoal and Gouache
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portrait, face, woman, girl, circus, clown, commedia dell arte, zoe, quidam, watercolour, janis zroback

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 Zrobackover 3 years ago

  • Azellah
    Azellahover 3 years ago

    That’s great, the colors really work well together!

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Janis, she’s absolutely FABulous. Love the posturing, which is so typical of most of us women in our youth (twenties?). (I say in our youth, because it’s unbecoming later in life. :)

  • Yes…she is young, and wants different things from her life, so she makes up a new one for herself….I am thrilled that you like Zoe`…thank you so much Frannie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Wow Janis this is simply outstanding , those Fantastic colors with the wonderful gaze is your Stunning trademark……Astonishing Portraiture !

  • Thank you so much Paul…what a lovely compliment!!!

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 3 years ago

    I think this might be my favorite of all your portraits. Love the color and the copper touches. She seems very alive.

  • How great is that….I am really pleased….thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Haydee  Yordan
    Haydee Yordanover 3 years ago

    Excellent!!

  • Thank you so much Haydee…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 3 years ago

    Great work…there is an entire world of emotion in her eyes! ~A fave!

  • Thank you so much….I am really pleased at the response to Zoe your choosing her as a favourite…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    love the tilt of her head Janis…and the colours chosen …very stunning portrait full of emotion…

  • Thank you so much Linda….she is part of the series of portraits inspired by the Cirque….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 3 years ago

    Absolutely excellent Janis…the colours and her superb expression are truly superb

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Tahnja…..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 3 years ago

    What gorgeous lips – takes me back to “El Cid” with Sophia Loren (now, that dates me!!!)

  • That’s a very flattering compliment Keith…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

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